Date: 12 August 2010
Instructor: Luke Yee
Venue: Fitness Studio, Gurney Tower
Many people have wrong concept on dragon boat like dragon boat only use strength to paddle, dragon boat use arms only and etc. In fact, dragon boat use whole body muscle group not just forearm or back muscle group. Dragon boat is also a endurance sport not just strength exercise.
Today, we gather at Fitness Studio Gym at Gurney Tower to build not only strength and also flexibility. We focus on core strength which is the abdominal and back big muscle group. Without core strength, sport performance definitely reduced.
crunches. How you do it? legs raised, shoulder off the floor and squeeze your abdominal, that is crunch. It look simple and easy, this focus on upper abdominal
Follow by legs raised. This exercise focus on lower abdominal. Those with 1 layer of belly fat it hard as the lower abs don't have the strength to lift up the legs. For those who can't feel burning while doing it, try to increase the repetition or add weight at anckles. No mercy to the belly fat, burn them off....!
Continue with "cycling". This exercise target on side oblique muscles group. shoulder off the floor, twist side oblique reaching left elbows to right knee and vice versa like cycling.
Side Oblique hold or crunch exercise. posture have to be correct, many do it not right because the muscle group not strong or the butts are too heavy to lift it up. more to go...!
After that, we do stretching.
Stretching prevent injury also improve flexibility. Many people have tight hamstring where you can easily spot on their face expression when you tried to pull a little bit.
Forward bent over also pulling the hamstrings. Person with good flexibility can reach to their toes without much effort. Some people bent their knee in order to reach the toes.
Due to bad posture, some people hunch. This exercise help to correct your posture by sitting upright and tall.
Feel like building your core strength and flexibility? check our training schedule at What next? session.