Health and fitness begins with exercise and physical activity.
Using the Indo Board for fun or as a serious workout helps develop balance, coordination, and increased leg strength, while enhancing the all important core fitness. It also improves motor skills making the Indo Board a great cross training tool for a variety of sports, from extreme boardsports to all mainstream sports which require agility and innate balance and coordination. The Indo Board can be used wherever an open 6 feet wide surface area is available, indoors or out (a carpeted area is recommended). The learning curve for most enthusiasts is about 5-15 minutes to master basic control of the device.
Wake Up Exercise
The primary goal of these “Wake Up” exercises is to get the blood moving. Your legs, hips and pelvis will feel amazingly loose and alive!
Begin this exercise with the roller centered under the board and try not to let it move. Balance the board with a stance just slightly wider than shoulder width, knees bent 2-5 inches lower than the comfort zone (3 inches), hips tilted slightly forward, head and shoulders up and arms relaxed. The goal is to try and keep the roller from moving for 1 to 2 minutes in order to get the blood moving and wake the legs up. It’s all right if your legs move a little and the board tilts slightly, just try your hardest to keep the roller from moving at all. This should create some leg burn which indicates the blood is startling to flow through the muscle tissue.
Wake Up your Hips
The goal of this exercise is to wake up the lower spine and hips using the same stance as the basic “Wake Up” exercise except now lock your knees and again try real hard to immobilize the roller. Do this just with your hips, NOT your knees.
Remember: When starting out, you can use a spotter or hold onto something until you get accustomed to these exercises.
For those ready to progress to a higher perfomance level, or for taller Indo Board enthusiasts, the larger Indo Pro model provides increased surface area on the board, thus making it a more challenging and entertaining ride.
Riding the Indo Board