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Old 03-09-2007, 10:57 AM   #1
Kevin Burns
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One of my weakest points has always been balance. I need to improve this, specifically for hiking over rocks,etc,etc. The amount of balance/stability products offered by PerfBetter and BFStronger are pretty overwhelming.

Anyone have some ideas on what are some of the best products for balance training ?

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Old 03-09-2007, 11:56 AM   #2
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slack rope. Simply buy a rope, tie it between two points, step up and balance.

Remember that the rope doesn't have to bee high off the ground. Start low and limit the dangers of falling.
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Old 03-09-2007, 12:31 PM   #3
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get a fitness ball and kneel on it, when you get good; stand on it . When you get really good do exercises or play catch while standing on it.

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Old 03-09-2007, 12:52 PM   #4
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Your balance will improve with neuromuscular efficiency. Work on improving your hip/core strength on a stable surface then play with the toys. Work on single leg exercises, step ups, single leg stance drills, ect….

If you can't stabilize yourself on a solid surface how are balance/wobble boards going to help?

And standing on a stability ball is good way to tear your ACL.



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Old 03-09-2007, 01:05 PM   #5
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Stand on one foot and do toe touches, 1 arm/leg DB DLs, 1 legged squats....it's free.

Or get a 1/2 6" roller (not round, 1/2 circle) and use that to practice movements...cost you like $6...you don't need anything more.
http://www.performbetter.com/detail....tegoryID_E_235
link sfw...I am sure there are cheaper places to buy it.

You want to practice balance in the movements...such as standing on one foot...as that is how you move when hiking...place one foot and put weight on it...swiss balls are fine but kneeling doesnt improve ankle stability, only using your ankle and learning to activate your glutes one leg at a time does. This is just from a balance POV.

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