Stretch, Flex and Turn-Gadgets: A quick guide in choosing the right gear for you.
Question of the day. . . Can you really improve your dance technique, flexibility and strength with a gadget? Simply said, yes and here's why.
Stretching is the deliberate lengthening of muscles which increases muscle flexibility and joint range of motion. Using gadgets that are specifically designed to increase your flexibility and range of motion allows for the possibilities of greater range of motion, improved movements, the ability to work and use multiple muscles at one time and of course increase flexibility. As with anything, use with caution and in addition to your normal stretching routines. Natural stretching and exercises are the key to your success.
|Stretch Looped band|
Stretch bands. There are different resistant strengths. Therefore, you might want
purchase multiple bands as you grow stronger and more flexible. A numbered looping stretching band gives you a properly measured stretch and allows a more complete two leg stretch, rather than a one leg stretch with the standard rubber bands.
|Ballet Foot Stretch|
Okay, so there are several different brands of foot stretchers out there. They are all designed to accomplish the same thing, which is to strengthen the foot and muscles and improve the arch. The goal is to increase the height and shape of the arch allowing for consistent proper foot positioning and technique.
|The Better Arch|
A new twist this season are multi-purpose foot stretchers.
Basically the new products are more compact, lightweight, have a detachable massage stick and come with a carrying case or bag, which is great.
Kinetic Band-Leg resistance
Strengthen legs, hips, hip flexors, glutes and abs all at the same time! Improves flexibility, balance, body control and endurance while you practice your jumps. Helps you develop and refine higher jumps.
Turnboards and Spinners
Do they work? Yes they do!
These tools are specifically designed to improve your turning technique, balance and agility. They help you build core strength, proper position and increase your ability to find your center and improve your spotting.
To turn on releve', simply turn the sideways.
foam providing maximum comfort and longevity.
|Air Core Balance|
|Spring Core Balance|
and much more.
Check out some helpful videos of the Turnboard, Spinner and the Flexistretcher on Youtube and at Level UP Dance Supplies
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