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Anyone use a balance board?

Postby spike » Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:00 pm

I just bought one today - seems fun.
The instructions that came with it suggest a few exercises - balancing, shifting balance fron side to side, shifting balance from fron to back and putting hands on it while doing press ups.
Is there anything else I can do with it> And do they really improve your balance?
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Postby wannalift » Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:17 pm

Mine wobble board just came in yesterday. Very excited to see where this takes me. I equally want to increase my sensory awareness (including balance) and strengthen my ankles & shins. Seems like this will accomplish both.
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Postby spike » Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:55 pm

Good luck with it. Mine has been in the cupboard for about a year, I keep meaning to dig it out.
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Postby GrahamC » Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:58 pm

Use it one-footed. Get someone to throw a medicine ball at you from different angles. Pick up a small weight from the floor, lift it above your head, then put it back down. I have thought about using one with a slosh tube, but never got round to trying it.

When you get too good at something on the board, try it with your eyes closed.
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Postby spike » Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:11 pm

GrahamC wrote:Use it one-footed. Get someone to throw a medicine ball at you from different angles. Pick up a small weight from the floor, lift it above your head, then put it back down. I have thought about using one with a slosh tube, but never got round to trying it.

When you get too good at something on the board, try it with your eyes closed.


One footed - hahahaha, that is beyond me at least! I have enough trouble with two.

Seriously though, how the fuck is it possible to do it one-footed?
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Postby GrahamC » Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:19 pm

Hang on, you're talking about a balance board. I was talking about a wobble board. Sorry, I'm talking bollocks.
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Postby wannalift » Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:28 pm

i meant a wobble board too. perhaps i should make a separate thread.
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Postby wannalift » Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:31 pm

wow, one footed is exactly what i needed. it showed how far behind my left (damaged) ankle is compared to my right one. one footed on left = WOBBLE.
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Postby spike » Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:40 pm

I think I mean a wobble board - I am not sure! I thought they were the same thing TBH.

Will dig it out the cupboard this evening and see if it says waht it is on it!
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Postby spike » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:37 pm

I believe mine is a wobble board.

Looks like this:

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Is that what you have?
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Postby wannalift » Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:00 pm

yeah, that's what i have. here is a better picture:

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Postby thestoatyone » Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:14 pm

For inspiration spike, there was an instructor at my old gym who would put a medicine ball on one of the reebok balance boards, stand on it and then gently lift one leg and extend it into a mid section side kick. Hold it for about 30s or so and then bring it back and do the same with the other leg. Weird.
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Postby spike » Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:29 am

thestoatyone wrote:For inspiration spike, there was an instructor at my old gym who would put a medicine ball on one of the reebok balance boards, stand on it and then gently lift one leg and extend it into a mid section side kick. Hold it for about 30s or so and then bring it back and do the same with the other leg. Weird.


haha, perhaps one day!

I dug it out the cupboard and can actually balance on it for a short while on one leg 8). I am gonna try and keep up using it for a few minutes each day for a while, I'm quite hopeful.
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Re: Anyone use a balance board?

Postby Cardio-Freak » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:58 am

yes I do. I find it a rather boring exercise :P
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