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Balance and Stabilization Training Articles

Good Posture and Dynamic Balance by Ed Thomas, EDD
Good posture and dynamic balance are directly linked to optimal physical and motor fitness, and hyperflexion is a major contributor to postural monotony associated with myriad ailments... Read more / watch the video.


The Synonymy of Balance and Motion by Doug Gray, FAFS
Balance must be studied and, more importantly, trained in motion. Traditionally, balance has been studied and trained in stillness. The principle of "balance" is applied to all aspects of life... Read more.


Coordination & Movement Skill Development - The Key to Long-Term Athletic Success by Brian Grasso, YCS, CMT
Brian provides extensive information on how to develop motor skills, coordination and balance in pre-adolescent and early adolescent athletes. Developing basic coordination through movement stimulus is a must, with the eventual goal of developing sport-specific coordination in the teenage years... Read more.


Using Foam Rollers by Michael Boyle
Today, nearly every athletic training room and most strength and conditioning facilities contain an array of foam rollers of different lengths and consistencies. Michael explains why foam rollers have such prominence today and how to best utilize them. Read more...


 

 

It's All About Balance by Dr. Greg Rose
Dr. Rose discusses the three body systems that function properly together in top athletes so that muscles and joints make appropriate adjustments for proper balance. Read more...


Biomechanically Based Dynamic Balance and Strength Training by Mary Repking, PT, CSCS
Conventional balance training often consists of numerous random exercises, increasing in perceived difficulty. Consider an approach based on the biomechanics of the movement of joints and mechanical advantage or disadvantage of the musculature rather than on general balance training of miscellaneous exercises. Read more...


Beyond Balance Training by Anthony Carey, M.A., CSCS, CES
Training on unstable and/or labile surfaces is one of those divisive topics within the fitness and sports conditioning worlds.  There seems to be a consensus to the benefits of training on unstable surfaces in the rehabilitation environment, but unfortunately, there is very often those that "do" and those that "don't" in the fitness and sports and conditioning worlds. Read more...

Enhancing Athletic Coordination by David Weck, Inventor of the BOSU Balance Trainer
There are certain athletic qualities that can only really be developed alone. Some of these "less tangible" athletic qualities are hand-eye coordination, reflexes, reaction time, spatial awareness, ambidexterity, and balance – call them "athletic coordination".