Balance training is one of the most often overlooked components of fitness.
What are the benefits?
✔️Improved coordination. Because your muscle systems must work cohesively to achieve balance, your coordination is naturally improved and this extends beyond your workouts to your daily life. This can be particularly beneficial as we age and gradually become less coordinated.
✔️Reduced risk of injury. Balance training improves your sense of where your limbs are oriented in space. This type of body awareness helps reduce the likelihood that you’ll fall or bump into things, thus reducing your chances of injury.
✔️Stronger joints. Balance training promotes stabilization of your shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles, thus improving range of motion and reducing the risk of injury to those joints.
✔️Improved strength. Strength training involves both the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Balance training trains your brain to become more efficient and to have a quicker reaction time, which will result in a greater ability to recruit more muscle fibers during weight lifting.
Increased enjoyment of workouts.
Balance training is different and fun! It can bring a new sense of motivation and enjoyment into your workouts.
How often you work on your balance?
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