Close out the week with a simple workout that will not only work the muscles, but test your balance. We’ve probably all heard that balance becomes increasingly important as we age to help prevent falls and loss of coordination. But, it’s never too early to start working to improve your balance! Some easy tips to instantly challenge your balance are to stand or sit on an unstable surface (i.e. a BOSU or stability ball), try performing an exercise standing on one leg only, or try closing your eyes—taking away the sense of sight will increase the rest of the body’s proprioception. Try the following exercises to add in an element of instability to your regular strength training moves.
1. Lunge w/ medicine ball chop (hi to lo)
2. Stability ball plank
3. 1-leg overhead shoulder press
4. 1-leg squat on box
5. BOSU bicep curls
6. BOSU mountain climbers