Surfing, boxing and MMA?
They all use the Rooboard!
Originally designed for surfing training and surfers who work in London the Rooboard is now being used by athletes from the world of boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA).
Fitness and sports training is constantly evolving. Athletes and the serious fitness participants are always looking for the edge, something that will enable them to push harder, get bigger, run faster or shred the body fat.
If this is you – look no further. The Rooboard could be the single most important piece of fitness equipment you have ever trained with. Its small size and adaptability make it perfect for sports specific training.
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. Damianos Orfanoudakis
Surfing Inspired Design
How did the Rooboard come about? Life long surfer Mason Gilmour spent sixteen years in the health and fitness industry. During this time he created a balance and stability class called Surfgym. Surfgym was taught in London during 2011/12 using surfing balance boards, air cushions (stability discs), fit balls and wobble boards.
Having to transport such a large amount of equipment in London was a back breaker. Mason needed a single product that could replicate the exercises performed on the multiple pieces of equipment used in Surfgym. When he realised this product did not exist he designed it and the Rooboard was born after two years of prototypes and extensive testing.
Injury prevention management
One of the best ways to prevent sports specific injuries is to train for them. This doesn’t mean you will never get injured, but it could mean the difference between receiving a minor sprain instead of a complete muscle rupture.
One way of preparing for a possible injury is to research the types of injuries that most commonly occur in your sport. This enables you to identify the muscles groups and joints that are higher risk.
With this information you are able to design a training programme that targets and strengthens the at risk areas. The best way to do this is to train under sports specific conditions.
This means replicating the movements, stresses and tension the muscles and joints are placed under.
The Rooboard has been designed to train each limb separately and to isolate muscle groups. This enables the users to identify and correct imbalances and improve muscular symmetry. From there the user can perform dynamic movements and unique sports specific exercises.
Even the best laid plans can change, but hopefully with good preparation on the Rooboard and an element of luck, you can remain free of serious injury.