(Shown: Tyler Borchard and his daily stability practice)
Many young people take their balance for granted. It’s crazy that we don’t practice it more often considering balance (the ability to remain upright in an unsteady environment) is the base for any exercise program or sport. You have to master your stability at each stage before your progress to higher level workouts or you may end up with an injury.
Balance is the first thing to go as we age. The consequences of losing our ability to stabilize as we get older are massive. How many of our grandparents or parents have fallen and hurt themselves? The injuries resulting from these falls can be brutal and effect your quality of life in a negative way forever. Balance is an important skill to maintain.
Start working on that balance now and never give it up!! You’ll be surprised to see improvements in your balance in a short time. In fact, a lot of people perform drastically better on only their second set of a stabilization drill.
There are countless ways to work on balance. Beginning with simply shifting your weight from one side to the the other and finishing somewhere around a backflip on a tight rope. I found a handsome gentleman in the gym to show you some skills to work on.. Here are a few practical balance exercises for you to try today!