Will I hurt myself?
If you have learnt good technique, followed the advice on this site, then the next natural step is to strengthen these movements. Band-ITS are subtle enough to bring about change in the recruitment of motor units without causing any damage to the tissue or painful after effects the next day.
Will I get bulky thighs?
No, absolutely not! This product works on the efficiency of movement and neuro-muscular control. We are not building muscle tissue and motor units to make a bigger muscle. It will give the effect of 'ease of movement'; your legs will feel light and more powerful!
Do I have to do a special workout?
No, you can simply add the bands and do your normal technique training. You could even wear them in class for barre work or allegro, or both. They can even be worn safely for point work.
How do I use it?!
The kit includes a physio endorsed introductory DVD and PDF of ballet strengthening exercises. This kit has durable metal attachment clips, thus improving the longevity and comfort of your product.
Dance Conditioning Resources
If you are looking to delve deeper into this topic, check out the following programs:
- Dance Conditioning One: This program is a wonderful collection of exercises and releases for beginner and intermediate dance students, those under the age of 16 years or with less than four years training. This program includes a range of Pilates and Yoga based exercises specifically geared towards improving your core stability, turnout and some foot work.
- Level One Dance Teacher and Therapist Training: This unique course covers a multitude of assessment and treatment techniques to individualise a dancer's training. With special focusses on Postural Control, Core Stability, Flexibility, Basic Classical Technique, The Dancers Hip, Allegro, Spinal Mobility and Arabesques, it is suitable for anyone working closely with dancers.