A unique exercise program which shows how to strengthen the body by contracting specific muscles while lengthening them.
How? by using the elastic Thera-Band® that is favored by physical therapists.
1. Get Stronger by Stretching for dancers and others ; book and dvd
2. For Ever Fit; For Mature People and Beyond ; book and dvd
3. Towards Perfect Turn Out (dancers) ; booklet and dvd
An exercise program that can be be used by football players, swimmers and dancers? What about non-athletic individuals?
This exercise program has been used with many different individuals each with their own needs. For example, many of these exercises have been used by young dancers “still in training” and professional dancers alike for the past 15 years under Noa’s tutelage.
When necessary the program can be easily modified to meet individual needs. As you can well imagine, nobody wants to see a ballet dancer with legs that might be more appropiate on a professional football player. Yet, dancers and football players both need to have strong, flexible and agile leg muscles. The trick, therefore, is knowing which muscles need to be strengthened, and how to strengthen them without injuring or stressing related muscles.
Learning how to strengthen which muscle is the purpose behind Noa’s training programs. This exercise program will teach you how to contract a specfic muscle while lengthening it. This eccentric contraction will integrate the movement of a certain muscle with the surrounding joints and muscles in that area, in order to involve the whole body and to create harmonious movement.
Using Thera-Band®, an elastic device that can prepare you for any athletic activity. Can be used as a warm-up, providing you with increased strength, flexibility, and circulation – simultaneously during the same set of exercises. As a result this program can be beneficial for all athletes, including dancers, swimmers, gymnasts, skiers, runners, etc., as well as for non-athletes who are looking for toned and fit bodies.
Some of the overall program benefits are:
- Progressive Stretching
- Exercise for strength, with or without resistance.
- Breathing techniques as a facilitator for movement & release.
- Heightened awareness of body movement habits, which will empower you to choose a more effective and efficient movement.