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3 Workouts to Get You in Shape for a WGI Competition

Color guard season might be coming to a close, but Winter Guard International (WGI) is just around the corner! As you prepare for intense rehearsals for the upcoming event, it is essential to keep a healthy balance of workouts to stay in shape for your intense routines. Here are three workouts to benefit your winter guard rehearsals. Boxing This exercise is a great way to not only build strength for tossing your props and equipment, but itís also a great stress reliever for those intense days! It also improves your hand-eye coordination, which is crucial for choreographed routines. Jump Rope Did you know that some workouts that utilize both physical and mental demands can improve your cognitive functioning? Jump roping offers you numerous benefits needed for winter guard, such as improved coordination, rhythm, and strategy. Not only can it improve your movement for winter guard, but itís also known to stimulate your sense of memory, which can make it easier for you to remember

Posted: 10/28/2022

3 Types Of Equipment Used In Winter Guard

Winter guard is an indoor sport that follows the same discipline as color guard. On the other hand, winter guard brings more creativity and live music to beautifully choreographed routines than its color guard counterpart. However, just like color guard, your equipment is an essential part of the performances. Using the right equipment not only captures the eyes of your audience, but it reveals your teamís technical ability to the judges during the routine. Here are three primary types of equipment that are used throughout winter guard performances. Rifles With an appearance similar to that of actual firing rifles, rifles used in winter guard are made from wood or plastic. These rifles normally weigh between 2 to 5 pounds, which makes them light enough for performers to toss up in the air safely. While they are an optional tool to use for winter guard competitions, they demonstrate the origin story of the military color guard. Sabres Similarly, sabres are also designed to be l

Posted: 10/21/2022

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