Most athletes use balance training as an integral part of their overall training programs – for injury prevention and improving performance.
- Runners need balance when negotiating trails
- Tennis players need balance when reaching for a shot
- Skiers need balance to ski more difficult terrain
Each situation requires just the right amount of flexibility and agility @ the right time and correctly sequenced from the right area of the body to execute the task, recover then repeat without injury.
Balance is a dynamic process – our body is (losing and gaining balance, i.e.: walking) accelerating and decelerating in everything we do.
The questions we have to ask for our sport specific exercises are:
How far and how fast should the movement be? Is it addressing all 3 planes of movement?
I’ll expand on the following after the weekend :-)…Are you incorporating these into your program:
- 1 leg punches
- Alternate punches
- Jump steps