Save Your Spine
Hunching over and bending the head at a 60 degree angle adds 60lbs worth of pressure to the spine.
Balance and stability training engages the muscles and fibres that we take for granted. These are the muscles that stop us from slouching when seated, that enable us to stay upright when we slip or tread on an unstable surface, the same muscles that also enable us to react unconsciously to a dynamic environment.
Once the preserve of athletes, the benefits of balance and stability training are slowly moving into the mainstream consciousness. This type of training improves postural strength, spinal stability and coordination.
The exercises performed on the Rooboard for balance and stability are also scalable. From seated exercises with very little physical exertion to high intensity interval workouts there is an exercise and routine for every requirement.
The Rooboard is being used by hundreds of people for rehabilitation, sports specific training, fitness and improving functional movement and strength – especially in older users who need to strengthen the spine.
By training these muscles around our spine we are training our unconscious mind to have faith in our body. To help us to have confidence in our movements, regardless of how unstable the environment is.
With training our balance and stability can improve markedly. These subtle changes in the way our body moves around its centre of gravity and the speed in which it does so, can have a huge impact in our quality of life and sporting performances.
Balance training is functional. This means we are engaging several muscle groups at the same time using a natural flow and transition through the movements. Strength training usually involves isolating a single muscle while we apply stress to it. When we add the balance component we also engage the stabiliser muscles.
Balance and stability training will improve our posture, lower back strength, reactions, range of motion and functional strength. It will also improve our sporting performances. For sports like surfing, snowboarding and skating, balance training should be a vital part of every training programme.
The Rooboard balance board has been designed to make balance training fun, affordable and portable. The small size means it can be transported easily. The non-sink design also means it can be used on almost any surface. It can be used for balance, core, HIIT and strength workouts making it the most versatile balance board on the market. View some of the design features here. The Rooboard also has an excellent selection of workouts and exercises for your every need.
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Originally designed to make training faster, more effective and portable for surfers who work in the city of London. The Rooboard has evolved into the ultimate fitness and exercise product for proactive and productive lifestyles.
The Rooboard combines stabilizer board, gym ball, slant board and air cushion training in a single product.
You perform full range of motion exercises to increase balance, stability, fitness, core strength and muscular symmetry. The Rooboard creates targeted and measured instability which forces the stabiliser muscles to engage. This means you are continually strengthening the core, even when performing upper and lower body strength exercises.
Many stabilizer boards have a sandpaper like grip surface or plastic knobs that are hard on the hands or feet. The Rooboard has an indented EVA grip surface which is also raised 3mm above the deck for extra comfort. This means it can be used from the hands, forearms, feet and for seated exercises without causing skin irritation or scratching.
The Rooboard designers wanted a product that would not damage flooring or sink into the ground when used outdoors. They solved this by placing the flat surface of the balance pads against the floor and the fulcrum point against the bottom of the deck. The pads have a calculated foam density and the use of concave and convex surfaces between the pads and deck create the perfect instability for balance and core training.