Talented Montreal duo Golden Garcia and Erik Bazinyan continue their climb up the professional boxing ranks with comprehensive victories at The Olympia Theatre.
Erik and Golden are conditioned by sports clinic owner Damien Orfanou in Montreal. Damien (far left in heading image) is an athletic therapist, kinesiologist and massage therapist who trains athletes to achieve peak performances at his Elite SportsMed centre in Montreal.
As part of their balance and stability training routine they use the Rooboard to increase functional power from unbalanced positions.
When an athlete comes to train with me I always start them on exercises that train 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.” Damien Orfanoudakis