Marching Health gives bands, drum corps, and indoor ensembles the tools to physically prepare for their season properly. They optimize members’ performance abilities by improving their movement skills and teaching them proactive health strategies.
Back to Band Workout - Week #5 | Marching Health
Aug 1, 2022
Welcome to the Back to Band Workout Series on FloMarching!
Congratulations on taking a big step towards preparing for your marching season. We want you to realize how much athleticism is required of you in order to march and perform your show safely. Getting ready for the season requires preparation to make sure you are healthy, fit, and at your best.
The "Back to Band Workout" is designed to prepare you specifically for the demands of marching and playing. Know that you may be sore after working out, and that's okay! This will help you be at your best when Day One of the season begins, rather than trying to acclimate physically when you arrive at your program.
This is a total-body workout and requires only equipment that you likely already have at your house. There will be a few exercises that we may use small dumbbells or kettlebells for. If you do not have access to these training tools, use your instrument, a music stand, or another weighted object from home. If there are muscle groups you feel you need to target more of (biceps, for instance) by all means, you may add your favorite exercises to these workouts. We want you to get the most out of it!
The "Back to Band Workout" is designed to be completed three days a week with one or two rest days between each workout. You may choose to work out Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and rest the other days, for example.
There are six workouts, each one corresponding to the week they are to be completed. The workouts progress in intensity, so we recommend that you progress them sequentially. For example, "Workout 1" is to be completed during Week 1 of you beginning the workout.
The goal is to help you begin your fitness journey. Burning muscle pain is your friend, but sharp, shooting pains are not. Use proper technique and focus on the quality of your movements before trying to improve the quantity of reps you can do. You may not be able to do the full workout right away - that's okay! Do what your body is capable of, and do not feel guilty if there are moves you cannot yet complete.
As with any workout, please consult with your physician before beginning the program to make sure you are healthy enough to participate. FloMarching, Marching Health, and Dr. Elliot Cleveland are not liable for any injuries or damages that may occur due to your participation in this workout program.
Thank you for investing in yourself by doing these workouts. Health and fitness are a journey. Be patient with yourself, bring a friend to work out with you, and have fun!