The goal of Balance Training is to sharpen the bodies sensory ability to know its position when moving in a space. The medical term for this is proprioception. This refers to the sensations of limb and joints movement by the body.
One focus of stability falls on core strength. Tools like a Bosu Ball balance trainer can be a great addition to and program when added under guidance. It’s a great way to improve core strength during your workouts.
During a training program the focus is on legs and core muscles as well as neuromuscular conditioning. As the body ages muscle mass decreases, this will have an effect on balance and coordination. Balance and stability workouts can benefit so many aspects of our lives.
The goal should be to make daily tasks easier as well as elevate your fitness and sports abilities. Stability exercises are endless and scalable to any level of fitness. They can be done with weights, Balance board, resistance bands, stability boards, Bosu, yoga, Tai Chi, or just a simple chair.
As we age our bone density begins to decrease. This bone loss is the reason so many elderly adults are prone to breaking a bone when they fall. This is why functional exercise is so important to every routine and to overall health.
Stability exercises benefit all sports including running, snowboarding, surfing, skiing, basketball, baseball. However, most use it to just excel in their training and personal fitness goals.
A good functional fitness program is filled with balance exercises to challenge any level athlete. Increased core stability will make the everyday function movements and physical activity easier and more enjoyable.
Stability training in physical therapy has become commonplace and not just training for elderly, the benefits of balance training is universal. Stability training can lead to a much healthier, active, rewarding life.