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Wobbly makes Stronger Hips, Legs & Shoulders. Anti-Aging Exercises.

Instructor: Kristine Chaussard
Level: Advanced, All Levels, Beginner, Intermediate

Focus :   

Today’s anti-aging exercises will use instability to make for both stronger and more flexible and agile hip joints, shoulder joints and legs. You’ll see a repeat of our first and second class exercises only now showing you the option of adding in the element of instability! This type of training is absolutely key to anti-aging movement. Balance not practice is balance lost. And for some reason, with age, we lose agility and thereby our balance. However, if we keep up our practice of exercises that challenge the three pronged system that makes up our balance we are much more likely to prevent falls and age gracefully, with strength and agility.

By the way, if you are wondering “what are the three prongs which make up balance?” I’m so glad you asked, let me tell you! 1. The vestibular system. This is the level in your brain that tells you what is up, what is down and where the horizon is. 2. The proprioception system. These are the millions of little “feelers” in all of your muscles that send feedback to your vestibular system. Notice, neither of these systems see, they feel! 3. The visual system, the eyes. Though system 3 “feels” the strongest of the three it is in fact the weakest link. However, as we age we depend more and more on it. Exercising using instability directly strengthens these other 2 links, key to staying balanced and agile!

This is our sixth Anti-aging class. We hope this program is educational as much as it proves functional for your own self practice. We seek to answer the question:

“WHAT MOVEMENTS should I pay attention to include in my daily, and at least weekly, routine that will give me the best longevity and vitality for all ages and all-time?”

Repeat these classes as often as you like or reference the exercise list below for your own empowered practice.

Equipment Needed :     

Resistance band, light to medium weight. A stair, a step, a chair, or a box (you need this to step up onto). Stand near a wall, the back of a chair, or near a countertop. A balance cushion or a bosu ball, or at least a folded up hand towel to provide instability underneath your feet. You may also want to anchor your resistance band today to a door knob or around a post, but this is entirely optional and you can also just hold onto it in your hands.👍

Class Level :     

ALL levels.

The Course of this Class :   

Class is spent standing the entire time. Here are a list of the exercises:

Leg swings parallel and in turn out. Pliés. Calf raises. Squats. Clams standing. Standing T (teeter totter). Single leg lifts in standing T. Standing T arcs. Step ups. Single leg standing balance, eyes closed.

T pulls. X pulls. Y pulls. Arm circles forward and back. Tricep push ups. Side push ups both hands.

Goals :     

Strengthen leg bones and muscles with these anti-aging exercises. Improve and practice balance. Work proprioceptive and vestibular systems. Age with strength and grace. Build flexibility and agility. Fall prevention. Improve mobility in joints as well as strength. Improve range of motion as well as maintain range. Be empowered to know what exercises you should include as a baseline in your own self practice.

Complete workouts, similar to this focus, you might enjoy : 

Victoria’s Booty & Balance Barre Workout, Barre, Balance and Coordination for Strong Connected Bodies, BBe Quick Mat Workout (Booty & Balance) Move Today Series -Take 3, Ball & Bands BBB (Booty, Back & Balance), Bring your Plié Workout with Hilal, How To: BARRE Push ups, Plié Karate kick combo, 5 Minute Barre Flow, Barre Stretches

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