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Balance & Core

Balance & Core

Balance training is one of the most often overlooked components of fitness regimens. Balance is a key element of overall fitness, and the use of appropriate balance training equipment such as balance boards, wobble boards and bongo boards from Power Systems can truly enhance your performance and your progress in almost any fitness program.

The specific benefits of using a balance trainer include the following:

  • Improved coordination. Because your muscle systems must work cohesively to achieve balance, your coordination is naturally improved and this extends beyond your workouts to your daily life. This can be particularly beneficial as we age and gradually become less coordinated.
  • Reduced risk of injury. Balance boards and wobble boards help you become more body aware, which improves your sense of where your limbs are oriented in space. This type of body awareness helps reduce the likelihood that you’ll fall or bump into things, thus reducing your chances of injury.
  • Stronger joints. Balance training equipment promotes stabilization of your shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles, thus improving range of motion and reducing the risk of injury to those joints.
    Improved strength. Strength training involves both the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Balance training trains your brain to become more efficient and to have a quicker reaction time, which will result in a greater ability to recruit more muscle fibers during weight lifting.
  • Increased enjoyment of workouts. Balance training is different and fun! It can inject a new sense of motivation and enjoyment into your workouts.