Loaded squats engage the core muscles, tighten and lift the butt and strengthen the quadriceps, hamstrings and calf muscles.
By adding the Rooboard for a balance component, squats and lunges become powerful leg strengthening exercises to increase balance, stability and agility.
The bodyweight loaded squat puts the majority of the resistance on a single leg. Using the Rooboard balance board adds a dynamic element.
This is an excellent exercise to increase strength, power, balance and stability.
Use the bodyweight loaded squat to train all the major leg muscles.
The Rooboard was designed to be portable and to be used in almost any location. You can exercise in the office, at home, outdoors or in the gym. They are perfect for commuters and those who use a standing desk.
Because your workout area is so small when using a Rooboard the places you can train is only limited by your imagination. We have been told of the Rooboard being used in stairwells in the workplace, in airports during long haul layovers and even on a plane to improve circulation.
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, including those cheeky moments when you want to workout quickly and discreetly.
It has been a wonderful fitness and start-up journey for us and we hope the Rooboard can also enhance your lifestyle as it has for many others.
Prolonged Sitting Is Bad For Us
Studies have shown that sitting for long periods of times can cause serious health problems. A recent article in the Huff Post called it the Smoking of Our Generation.
Standing desk spaces are becoming more commonplace as studies prove that people should sit less. However, this is not practical in many workplaces and standing in the same spot for a full day can also prove to be painful on the lower back, legs and feet.
The best solution is to perform a gentle workout at your desk. You only need to do a couple of minutes every hour. The Rooboard is perfect for this because of its compact and portable size and because it engages the core and stabilizer muscles.
This means you are using several muscle groups, even when you only performing a simple exercise, like the balance squat.
This workout will not stretch your trousers or ruffle your skirt. It is perfect for a quick break from sitting at your desk if you are unable to leave your desk.
If you are brave enough to do more than the two exercises featured below in front of your work colleagues, there are many more standing exercises you can perform on your Rooboard.