You’re probably aware of Zumba – a hip workout class that’s more like a party which combines Latin dance moves with a cardio exercise routine.
Well, if you don’t, now you do.
Did you also know about Zumba Toning which incorporates weighted toning sticks to the Zumba workout? The toning sticks function like dumbbells that act as resistance weights.
According to Lifestrong.com,
Zumba Toning Sticks are used to combine the high-energy aerobic flair of regular Zumba with strength training and body sculpting, creating a whole-new kind of dance-fitness party.
What about the Zumba Toning Sticks?
They are made in 1-pound or 2 1/2-pound varieties. Filled with sand, the sticks are more fluid in movement than regular hand weights due to centrifugal force, allowing you to shake and rattle them, adding a musical component to your workout.
What are the benefits?
They provide the benefits of body sculpting, creating more toned muscles and a fitter appearance. The sticks also offer an element of flair to your aerobics routine with the maraca-like musical instrument built in to your resistance training. Because the sticks are so light, they do not interfere with your ability to dance and are suitable for all fitness levels.
Are there downsides? Yup!
The main disadvantage to working out with Zumba Toning Sticks is their lack of variability. To allow your body to keep moving quickly while dancing, the weights must remain light, thus robbing you of the strength benefits only heavy weights can provide and the benefits of changing the amount of resistance often to provoke muscle confusion. Working with Zumba Toning Sticks also requires a great deal of timing and coordination which benefits your brain.
Clearly, the benefits outweigh the downsides.
Anyways, if you’re interested in switching things up in your fitness routine, why don’t you consider getting the Zumba Toning Sticks. Plus you can get it from the Sizzelle store and try it at home. Also, you share your experience with us.
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