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April 10, 2017 by
Jay Medley
We recently shared the vast benefits of incorporating a balance board into your workout routine – which included increased coordination skills, enhanced mental acuteness, and overall better physical fitness.

However, we now wanted to share some simple yet effective balance board exercises to try that can help you to reap these benefits. Read on to learn about exercises that will define your muscles, challenge your coordination, and leave you breaking a sweat (in a good way, of course!).

Best Balance Board Exercises

Round the clock

This is a simple exercise that packs some serious punch. The benefits to this drill include a solid core workout and enhanced ankle flexibility. To complete this routine, begin by standing in the middle of the balance board with your feet spaced evenly apart, ensuring your weight is evenly supported.

Shifting your feet and body weight, move the board in a circle in the clockwise direction. Next, move it counter clockwise. Then, rock the board back and forth and side to side. Repeat ten or more times.

Empire state building

This is an exercise that increases your core, leg, and ankle stability and stamina. To start, stand in the middle of your board, placing your feet a comfortable distance apart and evenly balancing on the board. Tilt your head back and look up towards the ceiling, testing how long you can hold your balance in that position.

Repeat while looking down. This can be tricky and requires mental endurance, believe it or not! Repeat this exercise several times for best results.

Dynamic squat

Now this one is a challenge that is sure to make you feel the burn. Designed to work your core and increase leg stamina, begin by standing on the board with your feet evenly spaced apart on the board and evenly distributing your weight.

Hold your arms straight out in front of you, parallel to each other. Lower your body up and down as if you’re completing a normal squat – however, be sure to maintain your balance and ensure you are not rocking too much.

Donkey kick

If you’re looking to tone your glutes and increase core stability, this is a great exercise to try. Start on your hands and knees, placing your hands on the balance board, carefully finding your ideal balance point so that the board fails to rock.

Draw one knee towards your chest at whatever pace feels most comfortable for you. Then, kick your leg straight back and lift up slightly. Then, alternate legs and repeat. This one can be tricky at first, but once you get good at it you will be able to do it at a faster pace.

These are just some of the many exercises you can complete on balance boards, each of them delivering wonderful benefits – even if they do make you a little sore the day after! There are many more exercises to be done on these boards – both simple and complex. We will be sure to post about more in the coming months!

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