balance training

Finding The Best Balance Board- How To Get The Correct Si Board

I’m going to guide you through the journey of finding the right type of balance board to meet  your needs. Si Boards come in a variety of sizes and types.  We make this big product line because our Si Boarder community is diverse. Click here for the pdf download of the buyer guide and price sheet: Si Boards Pricing Sheet 2014
Si Board Balance Board Cliff Notes
Tall Riders:

All riders above 6′ feet tall should use the […]

What Is Core Stability and Core Training?

It’s been a buzz word for 10-15 years. I’ve seen the focus on core stability and core training go from isolated transverse abdominal contraction, ab crunches, seated rotational moves and now to an advanced concept that makes sense.
True Core Stability Involves Several Structures and They Must Work In Sync. Simply Put, These Are:

Think of how a snake moves.With 24 articulating/moving vertebrae, 9 fused for the sacrum and coccyx and a balancing head at the […]

Complex Moves – Make Your Balance Training Full Body

With a few balance training sessions under your belt of the 4 stances and the 4 trunk stability moves, it’s now time to add motion to it all! Let’s make it complex and fire up the nerves and muscles to stabilize your body through a range of motion.

My challenge to you- move you body through quality range of motion while on a balance board.

Movement changes your ability to balance as the different joint angles […]

Add Upper Body Endurance And Stability To Balance Training

Last week I challenged you to include 4 stances for balance training. If you can coordinate your lower body and don’t need a safety rail or spotter… then let’s add upper body movements to your program. The next progression is endurance strength training.

If you’re thinking…
Do I Really Need Endurance Training With Balance Training?
My answer is yes and will always be yes!

Here’s why:
You Must First Build A Strong Base To Properly Stabilize Your Spine.
Have you […]

Balance Training On Two Feet Simulates Daily Living Activity

One of the key balance exercises we use in rehab is to stand on one foot. This makes sense because it forces one leg to do all the work. We then progress with head tilts, eyes closed, upper body movements and throwing objects at you. And it’s a great starting point until you need more.

And what do you need?
You Need Two Feet To Progress In Balance Training… Wait… What?

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