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Balance Training

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Balance Training

Balance Training

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Balance training involves strengthening muscles that will help you keep upright using your legs, core, and central nervous system. Balance training is not to build muscle. It primarily focuses on stability. It is recommended to commit 30 minutes to balance training. Proprioception is sensing where your body is in space, which can help to improve your balance. It's important to sense where your body is, so you can keep upright while balancing.

Benefits

Balance training helps your stability throughout your daily life. Something as simple as walking will be easier the next time you catch your fall. Your body will be able to keep itself upright. In the long run, it will give you long life because as you get older the risk of falling gets higher and if you have a better balance your risk of falling reduces. Same with your risk of injury and overall you can build up better posture.

Challanges

The challanges are getting yourself to hold yourself in a position without falling. There will be hiccups throughout the process and is expected to happen. Even though there can be some hiccups along the way, a good way to stay safe is to make sure you have a spotter, especially when doing more advanced balance training. Also wear shoes with friction, so you don't slip. Afterward, you'll achieve new records of balance techniques that can really improve your overall core muscles. Once you have become more skilled in balance training you can try to challenge yourself by holding a position for a longer time, adding more movement to your pose, and even closing your eyes.

Skills Enhanced With

Balance Training

Coordination

Stability

Equipment Used In

Balance Training

Balance Beam

Balance Disc

BOSU Ball

Ab Roller

Foam Pad

Half Foam Roll

Wobble Board

Fitness Mat

Sliding Disc

Pilates Ring

Medicine Ball

Stability Ball

Exercise Examples

One Leg Squat

One Leg Stand

Yoga Ball Plank

Other Skills