The 12 Days of Indo Board – Day 7!

On the 7th Day of Christmas Indo Board Man showed me

The Gigante Cushion!

This Gigante is quite a bit bigger than the IndoFLO cushion. 24 inches versus 14 inches in diameter.

The Gigante cushion adds a very fluid movement and 360 degrees of instability (like you are on the water) under the board. The Gigante cushion is incredibly versatile due to the ability to easily change the amount of air in the cushion to completely change the range of instability you experience. There is no pump required as the Gigante cushion is mouth inflatable and take less than 5 seconds to change the inflation level.

There are several ways of using the Gigante cushion. Wake Board, Wake and Wake Surfers like using the Gigante with the Indo Rocker deck to help them train. SUP riders and surfers enjoy using the Gigante under an Original Indo Board to help simulate the instability encountered when SUPping and Surfing.

Indo Board Man even used an Original on top of the Gigante to train the late football great Junior Seau.

You can choose to use one or two Gigante’s under your surfboard to help you simulate surfing or SUP!

Indo Board Man shows you how to use the Gigante under your surf board or paddle board in this video

You can buy a single Gigante or grab the SUP pack which comes with 2 Gigantes to put under your SUP.

Indo Board Man also uses the Gigante and a weight to train. No Board required for this workout he and Suzie Cooney did.

Indo Board Man and Arthur Hsu demonstrate workouts you can do using the Gigante and the Pro Board (Pro with cushion)

The Gigante cushion is one of the most versatile training aides!

 

Have a Balanced Day

~Shellby~

Indo Board kettlebell workout with Paul Hiniker

We recently caught up with highly sought-after fitness trainer Paul Hiniker during a photo shoot for an upcoming Surfline Health and Fitness feature.  Paul trains many of actions sports top athletes including professional surfer Taylor Knox and professional snowboarders Eric Jackson and Mads Jonnson.  Paul’s main focus with all of his athletes is building a balanced, stable, strong and flexible body.  In order to create this type of body a great deal of the training that Paul recommends is done using unstable devices.  This helps simulate the type of environment that surfers, snowboarders, skateboarders and other board sports athletes will encounter during training and competition.  This training focuses on making sure the athletes learn to maintain the proper posture, stability and balance while performing compound, sport-specific movements on these unstable devices.  Paul’s goal is to better prepare the athletes for the chaotic, unstable environment that they experience in board sports training and competition.  In these photos Paul is performing kettlebell stability exercises using the IndoFLO Gigante’ cushion with the Indo Pro deck on top.  This Indo Board setup allows the user to simulate the instability and the proper posture and stance used in surfing and snowboarding.   

Indo Board training
Paul Hiniker performs Indo Board kettlebell exercises

Indo Board fitness training using kettlebells
Paul training for improving his stablilty in an unstable enviroment

Indo Board fitness training with kettlebells
Paul demonstrates compound, sport-specifc movements in an unstable enviroment