Learn More About Cardio Level One
Shana and Mel have once again created a cardio program specifically for the blind and visually impaired. It is easy to follow and there is no way you can stay in your comfy chair. The music yanks you right up and moving. The only things you need are supportive shoes, a chair or wall for balance, and a few feet of space around you. This first level is low impact and last about 30 minutes. It combines perfectly with Sculpting with Weights Level One. Buying both will give you a complete workout. Shana has mastered the art of exercise description.
Fitness Descriptions Provide More Detail
These detailed fitness descriptions are in addition to our audio programs. They explain in more detail the exercise movement, as well as modification, in both audio and text format. They were created by a blind exercise advocate to make the exercises easier to understand and provide a more in depth workout experience. Below is just a sample of a few movements in this workout program. Fitness descriptions are included with every workout.
1 - Introduction, 2 - March in Place, 3 - Heel Digs, 4 - Step Touches, 5 - Low Kicks, 6 - Knee Raises, 7 - Wide March, 8 - Hamstring Curls, 9 - Squat Taps, 10 - Jumping Jacks, 11 - Jog, 12 - Knee Twists, 13 - Repeater Knees, 14 - Side Step-Outs
Sample Exercise Descriptions
3 - Heel Digs
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Text Description:Stand with feet hip-width apart. Step out with your right heel, digging it into the ground in front of you. At the same time, slightly bend your left knee. Then, reverse. Left heel goes out in front, and right knee bends. As you step out and dig into the ground with your heel, push both hands straight out in front of you. When you return your foot back to the starting position, pull your elbows back. Each time your heel goes out and the alternate knee bends, you push forward with your hands.
5 - Low Kicks
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Text Description:Kick one foot out in front of you, and bring it back. As you kick your right foot out, bring your left arm out. You can reach to touch your calf or your toes with your hand. Remember to keep your back straight. Then, alternate with your left leg and your right arm. Feel the gentle twist as you reach for the alternate leg.
9 - Squat Taps
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Text Description:Bend your knees into a small squat, while concentrating your weight on your left leg. As you straighten, touch your right foot out to the side. Reverse by doing a small squat, concentrating the weight on the right leg. As you straighten, touch your left foot out to the side. Your arms can either be down at your sides, or you may rest one hand on a chair for balance. For a little extra challenge, push both hands forward as each foot touches out to the side.