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8 Ways to Get Balance On a Board

Balance Boards Can Add Stability to Your Skating

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Balance boards can be used for off season balance training, athletic training, physical therapy and other kinds of fitness or sports development. They come in many styles, and these boards work like a see-saw that you stand on, while trying to maintain enough balance to keep from falling off the board. A balance exercise board or balance pads might make a good addition to your roller sports training or fitness gear. You will find that there are also other balance products and balance training exercises that can help you build or maintain skating skills, too. Please remember that these products are just an option among many ways that you can develop your skills for inline skating activities.

Slide Board Exercise Trainer

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The adjustable slide board is an off-skate training device that is great for developing lateral strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness. If you wear nylon booties over your shoes or wear wool socks, you can glide from side-to-side and simulate ice or inline skating strides to prepare for hockey, figure or speed skating on dry land or ice. Slide board exercise trainers are good for anyone at any athletic level who wants to get a fitness workout, build strength and develop balance.
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Fulcrum Balance Boards

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A fulcrum balance board is a good way to improve balance, strength and coordination for inline skaters seeking stability training. This balance training product is suitable for all athletic skill levels, because the fulcrums allow the user to adjust the level of difficulty. In addition to being a great tool for balance and agility training, this board is fun, too.
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Rocker Balance Board

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A rocker board is usually a wooden platform on rockers that allow it to tilt on one axis. A two-footed side-to-side rocking motion and the two-footed forward-back balance movement are the basic exercises that are done on this equipment. It is a good balance tool for beginners.
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Wobble Board

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Another challenging way to build balance, develop proprioception, increase stability and have fun is by using a wobble board. Wobble boards are a more advanced version of the rocker board that can tilt on any axis. You should try this type of board if you already have good balance. A wobble board can be used anywhere from your home to your office and offers 360 degrees of movement for a complete range of motion exercise routine. The height is easy to adjust, if you want to increase the degree of difficulty.
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Bongo Board

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A Bongo Board is like a balance test because it increases your sense of body awareness and can improve sports performance. Bongo Boards are maple plywood boards with a polypropylene undercarriage that seem a lot like a rocker board. But, they each rest on a roller with a polypropylene center instead of on a rocker. This adds more range to the ways that they enhance core strength, develop stability, increases coordination and build responsiveness.
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Adjustable Balance Boards

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Build core muscle strength, while increasing your balance and developing stability with an adjustable balance board. The model shown is made of premium laminated hardwood, it is portable and it features a slip-resistant surface that's easy-to-clean. Adjustable balance boards allow you to increase the level of difficulty as your ability improves. The higher the board, the greater the difficulty in balance and stability.
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Disc O Sit

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The Disc O Sit is designed to sit on, but it can also be used just like a rocker board or a Wobble Board and it is even portable. It looks like an inflatable disk with smooth bumps that allow you to work on posture while seated, or balance training in sitting or standing positions. Use inflation and deflation to control the training level. Disc O Sit is suitable for skaters or athletes of all ages who require dynamic fitness and balance activities.
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Airex Balance Pads

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The Airex Balance Pad Elite is a non-slip, non-scuff, closed-cell foam pad designed specifically for exercise and balance and to help strengthen muscles, increase core response and improve overall coordination. It is also used for injury recovery, rehabilitation and muscle retraining, because its unique 'wobble' effect reduces strain and fatigue. The Airex Balance Pad Elite allows any user to get the benefits of an exercise ball while combining biomechanical, orthopedic and balance disorder rehabilitation treatments into one compact and easy to use exercise pad.
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