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Ageless if you Dare - Loulou's Facial Exercises

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Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:21 pm      Reply with quote
Linda Lou wrote:
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hi ladies

i've got a question re: ageless. i've been doing it for about 2 weeks and i noticed 2 things today that made me go "hmmmm...i hope this is transitional". one is, I notice that the lines (can't remember correct term) that come down from the nose(nostrals) to the lips (not the N/L folds, but the mound of skin above the lip) are really pronounced -- i look like a freakn' cat!! unfortunately, i still have lip lines beside these mounds...
the other is i seem to be accumulating a bit of flesh on the cheek by the nose which accentuates my N/L folds.



Hi there, Moongoddess!

I hope you don't mind me quoteing you, but I started thinking that perhaps it wasn't you having this prob.

I dont' have the problem with nose to lip line, but I DO have the flesh by the n/l folds whick makes them look worse. I actually long for the days when all I had by my nose were lines!

Looks like your probs corrected though. Good for you!

Thanks for addressing my post.

Linda Very Happy


thank god for these posts so i can chart my progress!! LOL!
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Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:10 pm      Reply with quote
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For the life of me, I can't get a handle on Exercise 6 "Crush". I always end up doing a version of Exercise 4 & just squish me teeth against my teeth. I really need both of these for my jowls so does anybody have any tips? Thanks!
Also, is there any harm in doing this program every morning? I find that I stay on track better if I do something without interruption - that way if I do miss a day I don't feel so guilty.


Hi RM -
i have a hard time w/ 6 also and i know i've got strong buccinators (from other facial excercises)-it's difficult for me to engage the muscle (or maybe just FEEL engagement) and when i do , i cannot hold it for 10 counts - i feel the contraction melting under me after about 4/5 seconds and i often end up pursing my lips. NOW, all that said, i am getting beautiful results w/ my marionnet lines as well as jowls- so i am obviously doing something right even though it feels like one of my weakest excercises! (oh, and i stopped doing my other bucc. excercises when i started lou's - but occasionaly i'll try one just to see if that muscle is strong - AND IT IS!)

When you said squish teeth against teeth, did you mean to say squish cheek aganist teeth? because i think if it's teeth against teeth, you are activating the masseter and not the buccs.
also - i do the program daily for exactly the reason you mention - it's such an easy program though, i find myself having to MAKE myself take a day off so i don't fatique my muscles resulting in a tired face.
hope this helps
m


You don't want to press teeth together - yes this will activate the masseter and is the same action as clenching teeth.
You should be using your buccinator to pull the held out checks inward toward your teeth. Basically pull your cheeks inward while you are holding them outward with your fingers.
I read somewhere? of a phrase Lou Lou gave someone to say in their head while doing this Vs the 10 second thing. It sounded like it was more for like a 5-6 second count which makes more sense. I cannot do this for a 10 second count either.
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Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:58 pm      Reply with quote
Hi SS Smile

do you have any difficulty feeling this muscle engage? for some reason it's the only one i have a really hard time w/. but as i said, i'm seeing improvment so i know i'm working it.

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Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:35 pm      Reply with quote
If I promise to stop posting my every incremental change, may I please just scream ecstatically that both of my upper eyelids are completely exposed, all the way across, on my one-week anniversary of starting Ageless? Yowza!
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Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:38 pm      Reply with quote
Hi Moon - I know I am pulling the cheek back in - I feel it and yes there is some pulling in of lips as you get into doing it. I just try to do it slowly and let the muscle work as long as it can. This is one exercise where it would be great to see in person and have someone watch.

I say as long as you're on the right track and something is working - great!
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Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:56 am      Reply with quote
I just started the exercises and am doing them correctly (I think) however I am not experiencing any soreness or discomfort -does this sound o.k. or maybe I need to do them more often??

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Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:43 am      Reply with quote
Zelda,

I don't really experience much soreness or discomfort. There are times when I'm doing it really aggressively and squeezing quite hard with my hands that I can feel my cheek muscles start to hurt, but it's not anything that lasts for long like you would experience with something like working out your biceps. At least not for me.

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Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:47 am      Reply with quote
Moongoddess and everyone,
Thank you for your replies. And yes, I did mean cheeks against teeth (although I maybe clench my teeth - must have been a Freudian slip Laughing) & I also purse my lips & lift my forehead. It's good to know that there may be a little lip action but I also know that pursing is not a good thing. I feel very klutz-y but hope that I end up mastering the exercise. It's good to know that you are achieving results - especially with the 10 second count! I think that I have a good grip & it slips away before I get even part way through. I have started to go in 5 repetition increments & then re-tool to get up to 20 reps.
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Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:25 am      Reply with quote
No, Myrna, keep posting your results! I love to read about them. I'm so happy for you and your eyes! And I love your descriptions - especially "reptile eyes" - because they describe my eyes too. Only I'm not having the success you are in the upper eye area. My undereyes are great, though! I will go over to LL's board soon and ask her if I need remedial work there, or if she thinks it's too soon yet for me.

Just keep it up, Myrna, it's so worth the time and effort. The results are a huge boost, I've found. Very Happy Cool

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Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:35 pm      Reply with quote
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I think that I have a good grip & it slips away before I get even part way through. I have started to go in 5 repetition increments & then re-tool to get up to 20 reps.


you can use tissue between fingers and face if that's what you mean by "slips"-it works!

So it sounds like we're all doing it correctly -- Thanks Sis!!

Myrna Speaks - it is exciting to see positive changes and sometimes you gotta shout it from the roof tops...
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Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:05 pm      Reply with quote
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what is the web address to loulou's other site?


Ageless enthusiasts are now posting here:
http://louiseannette.proboards.com/index.cgi
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Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:26 pm      Reply with quote
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mb935 wrote:
what is the web address to loulou's other site?


Ageless enthusiasts are now posting here:
http://louiseannette.proboards.com/index.cgi

It is a good board, with nice look & feel, and thought through layout! Lots of space for communication Smile
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Hello everybody,

I post my pictures on the new board of ageless
but want to post it here too because i told you 2 weeks ago i will do it, sorry if i'm late.

Me before and after one month on the program, i'm very happy.

http://community.webshots.com/user/20manon
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Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:07 am      Reply with quote
Wow, Manon! Your changes are amazing for only one month on the program. Your eyes are so much more opened up, and your jawline looks much tighter.

Congratulations on your success!

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yup may b that is not ethicallay right Crying or Very sad ...well i have no means as far as i can c to pay as i am from Pakistan...even if its worth 10 dollars...


Anila, I would PM LouLou and see what you can work out with her.


Thanks guys for being so decent about the book. I know from how many I'm selling that everyone here has downloaded it the official way. (I'm not on Google search or even on Amazon yet, so you're my only clients )

Anila, I do sympathise with the position you're in. There are four exercises I'm sending out to anyone who wants them, or maybe you have a skill you can swap with mine. PM me about it. Cool

Very Happy LL


Lou Lou,

Have you gotten on to Amazon yet? I think your book will do very well.

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Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:42 pm      Reply with quote
Manon20 wrote:
Hello everybody,

I post my pictures on the new board of ageless
but want to post it here too because i told you 2 weeks ago i will do it, sorry if i'm late.

Me before and after one month on the program, i'm very happy.

http://community.webshots.com/user/20manon


Very nice - you look more rested also. I think the increase in blood flow is so good for that.
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Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:35 pm      Reply with quote
Isn't her new forum the same as FlexEffect?

What happened with that. Did they have an argument or something.
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Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:36 pm      Reply with quote
Manon20 that is amazing... I can see such a clear difference and in such a short time. I hope I can get those kind of results!
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Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:36 pm      Reply with quote
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Isn't her new forum the same as FlexEffect?

What happened with that. Did they have an argument or something.


Did who have an argument?

From what I can tell someone decided to help her by creating her a new board because her old one wasn't very user-friendly so everyone just hopped on over to the new one.

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Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:19 pm      Reply with quote
Lou Lou used to be a trainer of FlexEffect. After leaving there she wrote her own facial exercise book (as you all know) and has subsequently opened her own forum.

She used to post on the Ageless thread here on EDS but it got to be overwhelming to keep up with. Her forum has various topics and a format that is more organized for her needs.
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Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:16 pm      Reply with quote
Manon20 wrote:
Hello everybody,

I post my pictures on the new board of ageless
but want to post it here too because i told you 2 weeks ago i will do it, sorry if i'm late.

Me before and after one month on the program, i'm very happy.

http://community.webshots.com/user/20manon


OMG Manon, that's an amazing result in just one month..

I notice an entirely uplifted face, tapered jawline, and no dreaded jowls..

You look fabulous! Nice going girl!

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Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:25 pm      Reply with quote
From what I see LouLou's board runs on the same software engine as FlexEffect board, but the configuration for look and feel is different, such as background colors, fonts, and of cause the layout of the board. I always found FlexEffect board difficult to read because of the chosen color schema. LouLou's board is easy to read, and it looks nice, clean, and inviting. Good job!!! Very Happy
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Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:15 pm      Reply with quote
I just joined LouLou's forum today and initially I noticed the similarity to FE forum but overall it is a different feel and seems easier to maneuver in.
Check it out!
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LouLou's new board IS nice and crisp!
Manon you are an inspiration! After only a month! Very purdy! Very Happy

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Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:24 am      Reply with quote
Hello
I started doing LouLou´s exercises three days ago and thought I´d join you here right away Smile
These exercises just feel so good! They seem to relax my neck and shoulders a bit too and make the face feel more alive. I feel Ive been stuck with the same facial expression for a couple of years. Excited to see what will start happening!
Cheers!
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