Indo Board training with Battle Ropes

Below are some examples of how to take your battle rope workout to the next level.  Indianapolis Colts running back Donald Brown and professional sprint car racer Lynsey Tilton use the Indo Board Balance Trainer to improve their core strength, balance, agility and kinetic chain stability all while getting an intense full body workout with ropes.  In the videos below Donald Brown uses the Indo Original FLO GF with the IndoFLO cushion under the Original deck while Lynsay Tilton ups the ante by using the Indo Board Pro with a Pro roller underneath the Pro deck. The workouts in the video are taking place at Pit Fit Training in Indianapolis. Pit Fit is run by Jim Leo and is the place where serious athletes in Indianapolis train.  This workout is not for the faint of heart so check yourself before you wreck yourself!

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