Monday, June 24, 2013

USING LONG TUBING TO GAIN FLEXIBILITY, STRENGTH , COORDINATION AND ENDURANCE



Here is a ski racer performing BREAST STROKE LEG SIT-UPS. His feet are attached to long tubing.
He is working on developing FLEXIBILITY, STRENGTH, COORDINATION AND ENDURANCE.


Watch as the anchor of the long tubing is behind him in the 1st video. He is using the long tubing to assist his flexibility on the" knee to chest and straighten" portion of the exercise and using the long tubing to gain strength on the "sit up and bring the legs down" portion of the exercise.  Watch the 2nd video and note the anchor is in front of him. The strength portion of the exercise now changes as the tubing resists the "knee to chest and straighten" portion of the exercise. At the same time, the flexibility portion has also changed. Now the "sit-up and bring the legs down" is assisted by the tubing.


Most importantly note- the changing of the resistance and assistance challenging the athlete's  PELVIC CONTROL and STABILITY as he tries to sit up and coordinate the timing of his heels touching the floor at the same exact same time and returning to the T-position with attention to coordinating the timing of his arms with his legs.