FOR WHICH ACTIVITIES?
AquaFit, Aquatraining, Aquafitness and Aqua Step
WHY USE WEIGHTED BANDS IN THE WATER?
Boost your AquaFitness sessions by increasing your muscle strength with weighted bands!
Weighted bands allow you to work on your muscle strength and to increase the resistance of your Aquafitness movements by adding weight around your ankles or wrists. Perfect for static exercises, they use your muscles more for a vigorous and high-intensity workout.
WHY WORK ON TONING YOUR MUSCLES?
Muscle toning helps to rebalance your figure and firm up all parts of your body (stomach, buttocks, arms, chest). Targeted toning exercises will encourage your body to get back into shape while getting in the habit of moving around.
ADVICE ON USE
Wrap the bands around your ankles or wrists to intensify your physical exertion. Adjust the bands to your liking using the velcro to ensure your freedom of movement.
Weighted bands are sold in pairs to balance your muscle strengthening work.
THE POSITION TO ADOPT FOR THE EXERCISES AND A FEW EXERCISE EXAMPLES BELOW
Basic position: Straighten you back, place your feet firmly on the floor and slightly bend your knees. You are ready to start!
Exercise 1: Alternating kicks: Place the weighted bands on your ankles and adopt the basic position + bend your leg, bringing your bent knee up in front of you, and push your foot out to stretch your leg. Alternate the movement from one leg to the other and repeat!
Exercise 2: Alternating punches: Place the weighted bands on your wrists and adopt the basic position + bend your elbow and stretch your arm out in front of you. Alternate arms and repeat!
Exercise 3: Abductors: Place the weighted bands on your ankles and adopt the basic position + stand with your legs pelvis-width apart, open and close your legs while keeping your legs semi-stretched then repeat!