By Sara Bliss Weidemann, Team Bellyak’s fitness instructor
Last week I brought one of my personal training clients and her son to workout on my Frequency Bellyak for the first time. Gretchen has been my client since June 2016 and we train consistently two times per week. Our workouts are strength based and typically full body. In the past year, Gretchen has done it all: TRX bands, battle ropes, tractor tires, resistance bands, kettlebells, barbells and more! As trainers, a part our job is to make sure our clients enjoy the workouts and that they don’t get bored. With the Bellyak, it’s a win-win!
Read what Gretchen thought about her first time on the Bellyak!
Like a fish zipping through water
“If you’ve ever wanted to know what it feels like to be a fish zipping through the water, try the Bellyak. I love the water but at 50 there are less and less reasons for me to find myself having fun in a lake. The Bellyak changed that and I can’t wait to own one and enjoy summer days exercising in the water! Sara, my personal trainer for the last year, told me about the Bellyak. She explained that I would get a good workout just by using it but that she had thought through some ideas for exercising on the Bellyak that would be both challenging and fun. We went to the lake later that week to give it a try. Sara had me put on webbed gloves that are used for moving through the water more effectively, and I climbed on to the Bellyak.
It felt a bit tippy at first but I got positioned and started moving through the water. Once I got my bearings Sara demonstrated how to use the gloves and the Bellyak to twist and turn through the water and I really did feel like a fish – it was thrilling! We then got into the workout. Sara had me do knee pushups, biceps and triceps by pulling and pushing through the water, flipping over on the Bellyak to my backside to do bridge lifts, crunches, and leg lifts. That might sound like a light workout, but your concentration and core are engaged the entire time so that you can balance and move on the Bellyak. I found it exhilarating! The next day I woke up to that great muscle soreness that lets you know you had an amazing workout.”
How to workout on a bellyak
Do you think you have what it takes to complete my Bellyak workout? Check out the video below for the exercise demonstrations and complete the workout today!
Chuck Norris himself completed this workout and sent a post workout selfie in the water. His words of advice: “If you fall off the Bellyak, get back on! If you find yourself giving up, just remember… Chuck Norris doesn’t like quitters!”
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Bellyak Full Body Workout – Complete for a total of 3 rounds!
- Front Crawl – 30 Reps
- Kneeling Push-ups – 15 repetitions (for progression try from your toes!)
- Alternating Bicep Curls & Tricep Kick Backs – 15 repetitions
- Breast Stroke – 30 Reps
- Bridge Lifts – 15 repetitions
- Bicycle Crunches – 15 repetitions ea/leg
- Straight Leg Kicks – 15 repetitions ea/leg
- Advanced Option: Bellyak Burpee – 5 repetitions