Surfing is fun. You know what’s more fun? Surfing well. Although not all of us can surf like John John or Mick, I think we can all agree it’s a whole lot more fun to surf your personal best than to bog and bumble your way through a perfect wave. Building a solid foundation of strength when it comes to your key surf muscles is perhaps the easiest way to paddle faster, surf better, and have a whole lot more fun in the water. Read more…
In this video, Indo Board Team Rider, Trinity Lewis, shows us exercises to improve your air awareness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydCpsMya7ZQ&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop
We are stoked to be working with one of Surfing’s truly great Watermen, Darrick Doerner, who understands the real value of Indo Board Balance Training! Thanks for your Aloha, Darrick!
Indo Board Enthusiast, Todd Aimer, 4th degree black belt and former pro surfer, loves training on the Indo Board and uses it religiously in his martial art studios. In this video, he trains Dr. Stephanie Green. Tip: Unlike Dr. Green, who performs this exercise excellently, place your fingers on top the Indo Board to avoid having your fingers pinched!
Upon completion of the Indo Board Continuing Education Workshop with Master Trainer Rocky Synder in Santa Cruz, California, I asked Amy if she would like to try some yoga poses on an unstable surface. Enthusiastically she exclaimed, “Yes!, That’s what’s been missing in yoga! But how do you create the instability?” I quickly pulled my SUP board out off the van and proceeded to set it on top of 2 IndoFLO GIGANTE cushions, one under the nose and one placed under the tail. This is the Indo Board Surfing Yoga set up. Many yoga practitioners have recently discovered an SUP board creates a big enough platform to allow a wide variety of yoga movements and postures on water which is naturally unstable. Now, this can be done on dry land and Amy had lots of fun “Getting INDO It!”
About Amy Ploeckelman:
Indo Board is proud to have partnered with Master Trainer Rocky Snyder to offer our Continuing Education Workshop held in Santa Cruz, CA on March 5, 2011. Rocky will be hosting another CE Workshop on July 23, 2011. For more information on the next CE Workshop in Santa Cruz with Rocky Snyder, go to: http://indoboard.com/continuing_education/
Indo Board is proud to partner with Jon Ham of Fitness on the Run to launch our Continuing Education Workshops on the West Coast. Jon has many years of experience using the Indo Board as a tool with his high profile clients in the Los Angeles area. Jon is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer with a bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from University of Illinois. Jon also competed on the Varsity Gymnastics Team and was a member of the team that finished 3rd in the NCAA Championships in 1998 and a Big Ten Championships bronze medal winner on the High Bar in 2001. Jon recognizes that the Indo Board brings a fun, totally unique and highly effective way of training balance, proprioception, core strength and kinetic chain stability and uses the Indo Board with every client that he trains.
• ACE (American Council on Exercise) – 0.6
• AFFA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) – 3.5
• NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) – 0.7
• NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Assoc.) – 0.6
• ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association) – .10
Introduce the basic principles, applications and benefits of functional balance training.
Explain the concept of using functional balance training to improve neuromuscular response, proprioception, postural awareness and kinetic chain function for all clients from youth through seniors and non-athletes through competitive athletes.
Teach the proper methods of client assessment as it pertains to balance, proprioception, core stability and posture using Indo Board Balance Trainers.
Introduce Indo Board products and explain differences and variety of uses of each product as well as the differences between Indo Board products and other popular balance training products on the market.
Demonstrate the safest and most effective methods of using Indo Board products.
Introduce instability resistance training and demonstrate how these integrated exercises benefit clients.
Discuss and demonstrate scalability and progression of Indo Board exercises using each Indo Board product.
Discuss and demonstrate movements and exercises developed for:
Proprioceptive conditioning or retraining
Kinetic chain assessment
Conditioning and strengthening of specific muscle groups and joint structures
Conditioning and improving core strength
Introduce a fun, innovative, safe and effective way for personal trainers to improve the quality of life of all clients through balance training.