Maintaining or enhancing your balance is central to sustaining your functional longevity. It is also important to exercise performance as it supports movement proficiency and helps in avoiding injury. Balance training can be done as an isolated routine or can be built into a workout using exercises that require a level of balance to accomplish the movement. A perfect example of this is the one legged deadlift.
Balance training improves postural alignment of the body by strengthening the many small muscles, ligaments and tendons around your shoulders, low back and hips, your knees and ankles. Maintaining proper posture while performing an exercise, especially with weight, greatly reduces the chance of injury. Balance training also improves coordination which expedites proficiency in executing a variety of exercises. This enhanced aptitude will allow you to push harder for longer which in turn adds further gains in strength, cardiovascular conditioning and metabolic to your efforts.
As you age, like other physiological traits, your balance and coordination begins to diminish. With this decline your ability to perform everyday chores or enjoying physical becomes more difficult. By participating in a fitness regimen that incorporates exercises that improve balance and coordination will enhance your functional longevity and make for a more active and enjoyable life.
Phyzseek’s sustainable high intensity fitness program incorporates workouts that build strength evenly across the bodies major joints and incorporates exercises that task the body in ways that improve balance and coordination. With consistent involvement in the workouts, your proficiency to perform the exercises will allow you to not only get more out of the workouts but make the effort you put into your fitness journey more gratifying.