Raising that Heart Rate!!!!

This is an Aquatic pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 12504)

Hi all, this is my first post so I hope it's understandable! Thanks for all the other aqua posts; they really helped me especially when I first started teaching aqua.

In my class I have a big blackboard in which I write out columns of moves (each column containing four moves). My class loves it because sometimes we are splashing and making so much noise they can't always hear me. It also gives them ideas of moves they can do if the one we're doing is too hard, etc.

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Column 5

Column 6

#1 Jog side to side bring the opposite knee up (land on right leg, bring left knee up)

#2 Jog/run flicking your rear end with your heels. I tell them if they aren't challenged enough sissy run in a circle then switch directions.

#3 Cross country ski with a tuck in between. When you are on the pool floor your legs are out. When you are suspended your legs are tucked up. Switch which leg comes forward after each tuck.

#4 Cross country ski jumping in the air. When your are on the pool floor your legs are together (land with knees slightly bent). When you are suspended your legs come into the ski position. Alternate which leg comes forward each time you jump.

#5 Side kick. This is just like a side kick in kick boxing. The outside of your ankle on the kicking leg should face the ceiling. I tell them to lean with it.

#6 Cheer kick. It's like a frog (bring your knees up and out to the side) then just extend your feet out while you are still suspended.

#7 I have them do this with toes pointed out and feet at least shoulder width apart. Just jump (bob) up and down.

Man this is long! Sorry! If you have any questions or comments please email me. Also if you set these up in columns on a piece of paper/board you can do the moves going across in rows as a second workout. Both combinations get my and my class members heart rates high.

Thanks again for everyone elses choreo.

Karen



Added by Karen at 11:33 PM on Monday, December 9, 2002 EST. Add to favorites (view favorites)
(Email: keeker_beeker@yahoo.com)
From: Paradise, Utah (USA)
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