Sports Balance & Stability
Kevin is using the Rooboard balance trainer and is ducking and weaving through some boxing specific movements while maintaining stability and a strong foot plant.
JT is performing exercises for single leg strength and stability.
“When an athlete comes to train with me I always start them on exercises that trains their legs independently. We start with balancing on one leg to single leg squats, pistol squats, step ups, etc. Strengthening legs independently creates stability, once you have stability you have power and an efficiency of movement. The Rooboard allows me to strengthen the forefoot, the ankle, the knee and the hip. All single leg exercises also work your core because you must also stabilize and control your pelvis (not allowing your pelvis to sway from side to side).
All my athletes love the Rooboard from the professional boxers to the Ultraman triathletes, I cannot train them without it. It looks deceptively simple but I dare you to try it. Try it only once and you will instantly see it’s potential.”
Most balance trainers have a solid instability point made of wood or plastic that is placed directly on the floor. These products will damage your flooring or carpet. The innovative Rooboard designers placed the instability point against the deck so it can be used safely on all surfaces.
Independent fitness start-up Surfgym launched the Rooboard Balance Trainer and Core Trainer after years of using alternative equipment.
Designed in the United Kingdom by Mason Gilmour DipSpSt, a former triathlete, fitness trainer, health club manager and life-long surfer. The Rooboard was created to fulfil specific training requirements within tight parameters. These being, it had to produce solid results, be extremely durable (in order to take a thrashing) and be easily transportable.
The Rooboard was born out of a passion to increase fitness, strength and balance. It had to increase muscular symmetry and performance for action sports like surfing, skating and skiing. And, it had to fit busy proactive lifestyles and be extremely portable, as in the daily work commute, flights, hotel rooms and those cheeky moments when you want to workout quickly and discreetly.