Functional fitness is doing the exercises that improve your quality of life. Good balance, core strength and stability are vital for postural strength and injury prevention.
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 Board Training Exercises
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.
What Is The Rooboard?
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.
Body Training Perfection
The Rooboard was designed to enhance body weight training and increase the intensity of body weight workouts. Body weight training has also topped the list as the top fitness trend of 2015 according to the American College of Sports Medicine’s 2015 fitness tracking forecast.
Each year, ACSM surveys health and fitness experts around the world to find what’s hot — and what’s not — in the workout world. The survey results were released in the most recent issue of ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal.
The Rooboard is perfect for at least half of the top 20 exercise trends. It increases the intensity of functional exercises and promotes balance, stability and muscular symmetry. It is also an ideal platform for HIIT and outdoor training. If you need one piece of equipment to enhance your body weight workouts you need to try the Rooboard.