Stability emphasizing center of gravity and body position

Posted on 03/05/2013

Stability is your ability to resist movement, and one of the best ways to enhance foot stability, is to increase the surface area. The more area of the foot in contact with the ground, the easier it is to move quickly or resist movement. The easiest example is how much more stable you are standing on two feet versus one. At the Fitnessgarage one of our main focus is balance. In order to improve one's balance, you have to put the body in a position where it can adjust, thus allowing our balance to improve. In this video, we see that the exercise where we use the " Surf Boy", some walking sticks, a pair of balance disks, and a small split log, does exactly that. This exercise makes you focus on your center of gravity and body position, which is not only important when it comes to exercising, but is also beneficial to us all in our daily lives.

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The Fitnessgarage Stability Plank Exercise

Posted on 02/28/2013

The plank exercise is a great way to build endurance in both the abs and back, as well as the stabilizer muscles. This move is also great for building strength for pushups and is an exercise that requires quite a bit of core strength. With that said, at the Fitnessgarage, trainer Igor Seriba was able to create a plank exercise which effectively challenges an individuals balance, strenght and core. This plank exercise requires a yoga ball as well as the balance board machine known as the surf boy. In the video we see that the person doing the exercise has to actively engage their muscles, while maintaining a great level of focus . This allows for, improvement in strength and balance. Although this plank exercise appears to be simple, it is actually very challenging, but with a little practice you can too make it look effortless.

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Are you familiar with the impact of the BolderBoulder 10k race?

Posted on 02/05/2013

For those of us who aren't, Bolder Boulder is an historical 10k race that began in 1979 in Hideshi's hometown. Hideshi points out that this event has great significance in the sport of running because it was one of the first of its kind to actually award cash to the winning competitor. Interestingly, the finish line was made of connected 50 dollar bills, while the total number of bills combined, equalled well over 3000 dollars.  The first payout for the winning competitor was 10,000 dollars. In effect, other organizers of similar events/races realized that this wasn't such a bad idea after all, and began to offer similar prizes for those who came out on top.

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