3 moves for strength/conditioning with noodles

This is an Aquatic pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 13284)

First of all, I have a couple for the arms that get great feedback from my participants and are my favorite because you can "feel the burn" as you do it.

For the legs, one of the other movements I do is to have them stand with one foot on the floor and one foot on the noodle. Some participants may find that they'll need to hold onto the side of the pool for additional support. Also, many participants find that they are too deep in the water to be able to keep their balance with one foot on the noodle and the other foot on the floor. If this happens, just have them move to a shallower section, where gravity will help them remain upright. Now, have them bend one knee and raise the thigh up until it is parallel with the top of the water (bent leg lift). Next, have them press the noodle back down to the floor. In my class, we call these "one-legged stair climbers." Participants should concentrate on: keeping up proper posture and body alignment; tight abs and gluts; and breathing! This exercise is a great workout for the quadriceps and hamstrings. Everyone will feel it by the time the minute is up and it's time to change to the other leg!

Please feel free to email me with any questions/comments. Good luck and HAVE FUN! ;)

Added by Bonnie at 6:39 PM on Saturday, June 14, 2003 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
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