Avoid the runners turned ankle
Runners need to train for balance and stability to help prevent injury and improve performance. By dynamically strengthening the leg muscles with the Rooboard balance trainer, runners can avoid the dreaded turned ankle injuries caused by uneven surfaces.
Former competitive University cross country runner Dr Nenna Campbell-Platt demonstrates the exercises in this free video.
There are 8 exercises in this leg strengthening routine: Perform 2 – 3 sets of the full routine.
1. Balance squats: 15 reps each leg
2. Pistol squats: 15 reps each leg
3. Sprinters: 10 reps each leg
4. Standing hip abduction: 10 reps each leg
5. Calf raises: 10 reps each leg
6. Reverse lunge: 10 reps each leg
7. Single leg balance: 30 seconds each leg
8. Skaters: 10 reps each leg
The Rooboard creates additional tension and forces you to engage the core. Its small size and adaptability makes it perfect for sports specific training exercises. Runners can use it to strengthen the core and leg muscles, improve balance and stability and as a slant board for stretching to improve flexibility and reduce the risk of injury.
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