Hand Me a Handbar Program 1


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By: Terri Mitchell BA, PTA, ATRIC

Hand Me a Handbar is an introduction to safely using buoyant equipment in the water to enhance and add variety to aquatic fitness workouts. Each video shows a basic move, as well as progressions and options for changing the stance or active movement of the legs or arms to add challenge or variety. Several ideas are presented in this course for handbar use. Add spark to your handbar workouts.

Education Level: Beginner
Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives:

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Describe 5 kinds of aquatic equipment.
  • Discuss 7 aquatic principles that affect exercise in the water.
  • Describe aquatic muscle actions without equipment and with the addition of buoyant resistance equipment including buoyancy resisted and assisted.
  • Discuss buoyant equipment care and storage, safety, and program formats.
  • Explain how to safely and effectively perform 25 exercises using handbars in the water.

# of Hours: 2

Successful completion of the quiz is necessary to receive Continuing Education Credit.

Approved for:
2.0 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
2.0 American Fitness Professional Association (AFPA)
0.2 American Kinesiotherapy Association (COPS-KT)
2.0 Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)
0.2 Aquatic Therapy & Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI)
0.2 Internat Assoc for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
2.0 International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
pend National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC)
1.0 National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
pend National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
2.0 National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)
2.0 Sara’s City Workout (SCW)
2.0 World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.)
2.0 YMCA


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