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Fifty Sense: Common Sense Ideas for Thriving after 50
Fifty Sense: Common Sense Ideas for Thriving after 50

Health: Wobble Boards

Standing on a Wobble Board works the body through integrated movement pattern's much like sitting on a ball. The main difference is that when you are standing on the unstable surface you are involving all the body's joints and muscles from the feet up. The whole process is a journey, not a destination. The gains come from frequent exposure to functional training in small to medium doses.

The best combination is to introduce a ball or a wobble board to your daily life as it already is. Either in your office, home or if you workout regularly, use an unstable surface for your shoulder fly's, arm curls or other upper or lower body exercises where you can safely integrate functional stability as part of the exercise.

But remember the weight load should be much lighter as you will be recruiting a wide variety of postural and stabilization muscle networks that you do not usually incorporate into your workout.

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