Balance Training

Balance Training on the Indo Board

Scientific studies suggest that resistance training on unstable devices such as the Indo Board is a highly effective way of conditioning the core musculature. Furthermore, one of the most significant benefits of incorporating instability resistance training into a fitness or athletic conditioning routine is that instability resistance training can augment core and limb muscle activation while still providing maximal or near maximal force and power outputs. Indo Board balance training products have been specifically designed to offer the most dynamic and unstable balance training available.  It is equally important to understand that Indo Board offers a wide range of products that can be used easily and safely by individuals ranging in age from young children to senior adults and ranging in athletic experience from unconditioned non-athletes to the worlds most elite athletes. Athletes and Trainers can incorporate the Indo Board into an overall routine in which individuals adjust volumes and intensities of training over time. Used in this manner, instability training can be a great benefit to those looking to improve fitness and athletic conditioning.

Another significant benefit of instability training devices is that they can stimulate high muscle activation without the need for increased loads.  Individuals who are involved with rehabilitation, health-related fitness pursuits, cannot access or are less interested in the training stresses associated with ground based free weight lifts, can also receive beneficial resistance training adaptations with instability devices and exercises to achieve functional health benefits.    These recent studies also indicate that individuals interested in resistance training should include both types of training (stable and unstable) in order to take advantage of the higher forces with traditional (stable) resistance training and the greater emphasis on trunk activation and balance with instability resistance training.  Furthermore these studies point out that the lower force instability resistance training should include higher repetition numbers (i.e. 12-15) as the instability requires the use of lower resistance or lighter weight/load and less force output.  Therefore, instability resistance exercises can be instituted within every training session to provide a balance of higher load (traditional exercises) and greater balance and endurance challenges (instability resistance exercises) to the individual.  Additionally instability resistance training, which utilizes lower forces, can increase strength and balance in previously untrained young individuals similar to training with more stable machines employing heavier loads.

 

 

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