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JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (77,103)
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9/19/13 7:29 A

Another one for yoga. My balance was pretty poor. I just took up yoga for the last month as a recovery day between my 4 day split ST. I've only been doing it once a week and am already seeing huge improvements! It really strengthens all your stabilizing muscles.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 9/19/2013 (07:30)
DASHKATH Posts: 861
9/19/13 5:24 A

Work on your core. Also, you might want to check with your doctor that you don't have vertigo issues.

NETGNAL Posts: 2,374
9/19/13 2:52 A

Thanks for the great advise!

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (143,035)
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9/16/13 3:58 P

NETGNAL,

I agree with others who've replied that taking yoga will help improve your balance. Tree pose is one example of a pose you could do that would help your balance.

Also, if you are using a paddle board, you might try a wobble board. BOSUs are great, but they are pricey at $125. Surfers and skateboarders use wobble boards. you can find a plastic wobble board at TJ Maxx or Target for around $25.




BERRY4 SparkPoints: (146,870)
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9/16/13 3:21 P

strength training using the swiss ball and / or BOSU

I have found that exercises with both of those items have helped me to improve my balance, stability, and overall strength.

SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 31,350
9/15/13 11:00 P

MYAKAYAH Posts: 4,880
9/15/13 10:38 P

I'd have to agree with yoga improving balance quite a bit. I'm living proof of that. My balance was pretty bad because of various leg and back issues and now my balance and energy have increased quite a bit!

Edited by: MYAKAYAH at: 9/15/2013 (22:39)
ZORBS13 SparkPoints: (105,426)
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9/15/13 9:49 P

definitely yoga!

NETGNAL Posts: 2,374
9/15/13 9:41 P

Does anyone have ideas for exercises that improve balance? I'd like to be better on the standing paddle board and at getting around on a sailboat and I've never been able to bike with no hands.

Thanks

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