Push Up Variations
A variety of resistance exercises can be used to train the pectorals major (chest muscles), including bench press, flyes, cable crossovers or dips.
Because we are old school we use one of the most common ways to strengthen this muscle group; the humble but incredibly effective push up.
We use the Rooboard to increase intensity by adding an instability element and as platform for explosive exercises.
Narrow, wide or offset, there are a number of different hand positions you can use.
The pike press works the upper pectoral area. This is similar to a dumbbell press on an incline bench.
Sidewinder Push Up
This is a great exercise to add a coordination element.
Our bonus extreme exercise is the Drop Press
The Rooboard creates instability which forces the stabiliser muscles to engage, which in turn increases the intensity of the exercises performed. This means shorter body weight workouts for increased gains. These are what we call muscle hacks.
From targeted muscle group exercises for core and balance, to HIIT and sports specific workouts the Rooboard can compliment your existing training sessions or become your single piece of goto fitness equipment.
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- Many balance or wobble boards have a sandpaper like grip surface or plastic knobs that are hard on the hands or feet. The Rooboard has an sunken EVA grip surface which is also raised 3mm above the deck for extra comfort. This means it can be used from the hands, forearms, feet and for seated exercises without causing skin irritation or scratching.
- Made from solid polypropylene with a convex centre deck for extra strength the Rooboard is extremely strong and designed to flex to cushion explosive exercises.The deck has three concave indentations on its bottom surface which enable it to be used as a balance board, fitness platform and angle/slant board.
- Extremely resilient to stress each deck comes with two EVA balance pads. During prototype testing we were able to identify the perfect degree of hardness for the pads. This mixture of hardness and give, in order to create the instability or ‘wobble’ is key to the incredible performance of the Rooboard.