The funny thing Dr. Cheng says with Neural Reboot 3 is, "It's posture, posture, posture, not pasta, pasta, pasta." Some days I think, "Now he's making me hungry with all this pasta talk!" LOL
I managed to do the pike/plank in the regular version every day but I couldn't ninja back and forth. My arms shake too much holding me up. It still surprises me that I can even hold myself up this little bit since I have no upper body strength.
There's a new rolling kick in the Neural Reboot 3. When I first saw it I thought that it'd be difficult but actually found it rather simple. When I was showing my coworker it was a little awkward with my shoes on. Something about the added weight of the shoes.
Your base foot is placed at a 45° angle on the floor. Then you lift your other leg and put it in front of your knee with your toes dorsiflexed. You almost look like these African bushmen (but your foot doesn't actually touch your knee).
While standing on one leg you "roll" the elevated leg around to the other side, lowering it to the ground. Your feet end up about shoulder width apart and somehow stay at the 45° angle (at least mine do). You then shift your weight on the foot that was just lowered and repeat this whole process back and forth a few times.
Dr. Cheng introduced the third area of foam rolling - the rotator cuff. You lay on the floor with the roller in your armpit and your arm stretched out. First you rock back and forth to hit the base of these muscles on your shoulder blade. Then, while leaning back a little you roll up and down a few inches. I don't actually feel much of anything doing this but I'm sure someone with rotator issues would.
The last 6 Tai Cheng moves seem to be the most complicated of them all. There's even a little bit of a rolling kick. Despite the complexity it doesn't feel difficult.
Motions are becoming more fluid. I'm nowhere near as flexible as I was in high school but I'm getting there. I don't think I'll ever do a back flip or any gymnastics as that's not my goal. I just want to be healthy not an athlete.