Fitness Minutes: (84,100)
2,489 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.
Fitness Minutes: (221,595)
21,660 9/16/13 3:58 P
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.
Fitness Minutes: (90,373)
7,735 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.
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)
Fitness Minutes: (112,503)
13,532 9/15/13 9:49 P
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