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Pound Rock out class coming in March!
Pound is a full-body cardio jam workout! It is a fusion of cardio, plates, isometric movements, and plyometrics (if you choose to do them). The class is usually 45 minutes and will make you burn. You will not only burn body fat but will also increase muscle and strength and improve range of motion.
Everyone is an athlete. We all have to push, pull, bend, twist, lunge, and squat. We design your program for goals and needs. It could be to improve your golf game, ski faster, or just to do gardening work without knee or back pain.
We can help you get there. Call Sherry now for your personal assessment 740-548-3637.
Our thoughts on Sports Training
Unless you are aware of posture, balance will be less effective. Without stabilization of the spine and trunk during balance conditioning, agility will be limited. In other words, if you haven’t trained the body to stand on one foot, how can you move quickly to the other? An efficient standing posture is the prerequisite to cultivating a perception of balance and body position while static or moving.
It’s not known how much practice is necessary for substantial balance improvement. In response to a study conducted by Fitter International, Stack recommends that “more exposures [to balance] in smaller time increments may be more beneficial than longer balance sessions [that] are less frequent.” Balance training can teach body awareness and position since (knowing where the limbs and body are in space at any given moment).
Balance training protocol The ideal sports and balance program is one that challenges both static and dynamic balance with a focus on coordination. Static balance training is stationary training with a solid, predictable surface underfoot. Dynamic balance training is facilitated by adding stimulus underfoot that is unstable, like a wobble board. Dynamic balance can also be trained creatively by using hand-eye and foot-eye coordination, agility drills, sprints and other power conditioning drills.
Balance exercises should be added to your usual cardiovascular, strength and flexibility routines. Athletes new to balance conditioning should practice the exercises twice each week, from simplest to most difficult. For a challenge, you should warm up, then try the exercises from most difficult to easiest. If a task calls for work on one leg, be sure to train the other “non-dominant” leg too. Continue only to fatigue. Make a physical note of your head and neck position when balance is best. Recalling this position will improve posture, sports performance and reactive balancing abilities. Also, take note of how long it takes to regain balance. The less time it takes, the better your sports abilities.
Balance training protocol includes challenging balance, sensing imbalance, reacting quickly and recovering from imbalance via subtle physical adjustments. Even athletes in great shape will find these tasks challenging until they become efficient at making balancing adjustments.
Many people believe that participating in sports is the best form of sports conditioning. Sports participation does provide great conditioning, provided you are proficient at sport technique and can focus on rhythm, flow of movement and the surrounding aesthetics. But playing sports without a technical understanding can cause “inefficient flailing” (using unnecessary movements to accomplish the sport), which is a direct result of being out of balance. By improving your balance, you can also improve your sports performance and skills.