Balance

Balance

Quick Workout 5 - Balance and Proprioception

Autumn is the time to start thinking about and preparing for winter sports. Most winter activities like skiing, skate-skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing and the like, require good balancing skills. At the core of this type of athletic movement is kinesthetic awareness and proprioception. Proprioception is the neurological component to kinesthetic awareness.
 
The Quickie Workout - Proprioception and Balance - 10 minutes

Not Your Average "Core"

"Core" is one of the most overused words in the fitness industry. Find out what it really means to have a strong, balanced core.
 
What do you think of when you hear the word “core?” Immediately most of us think of the general “center” of the body between the pelvis and the lower ribs. When we work out to strengthen our core we focus mostly on the abs, the glutes and the low back muscles believing that the harder we work on them the more protected from injury we’ll be. So why are so many people in pain despite putting in so much work to strengthen their core?

Signature Exercise - The Full Body Lunge

Build on a Classic with these fun and effective lunges.

This classic leg strengthener works best outdoors because of the changing degrees of incline in the terrain, as well as the subtleties on the surface. Grass, gravel, dirt, sand, leaves, twigs and the like, cause you to “finesse through your feet,” developing underfoot sensitivity and enhancing balance and proprioceptive awareness.

 

Single-Leg Dip

An excellent exercise for building proprioception and balance. It also does a great job at strengthening the ankle, knee, and hip joints.
 
Works: Hamstrings, Quadriceps, Glutes, Joint Stability, Proprioception, Balance
Props: Flat Ground
 

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