When doing a Svend Press, adding a balance board may look easy. However, if you stay focused on maintaining good form, keep solid pressure on the weight, and slow it down, you’ll feel the effectiveness on your inner pecs very fast.
Muscle Groups Targeted: Chest, Shoulders, Forearms and Triceps
Most people have come to see fitness as a series of separate fundamental components that are easily identified and measured – cardio endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, etc. Often times, motor control coordination is forgotten as one of those integral pieces of keeping fit.
For some exercise routines such as with yoga, balance is an obvious focus, but there are quite a few training routines that seem to forget how important a role balance is to maintaining correct form and a fit lifestyle. For people who run in particular, balance could not be more critical, because the actual act of running is in itself a balancing act. Yet for many runners, balance is not often focused on.
Working on your toe and heel movements are excellent ways to strengthen your feet, legs, and core. Notice how Brew uses his feet, moving his heels up and down. The muscle contractions of the feet initiate the turn, and are the only connection between the board and the rider. This is why having strong, well-balanced feet and toes are so important to any board sport enthusiast.
Using a Vew-Do balance board, you can accurately practice snowboard 180s at home, and then take those skills to the snow. Our patented track system is specifically designed to enable rotations by pushing on your toes or heels -- just like you would on a snowboard. Other balance boards only allow you to go back and forth, which won’t cut it, and certainly won’t help you out on the snow.
Balance is one of the first physical attributes that begins to deteriorate as we age. Unfortunately, most people over fifty do very little to combat this and the loss of balance creates limitations on our physical activities and the resulting loss of confidence affects just how we approach life in general.
Yes, there is something you can do and it won’t scare you. Two of our latest Vew-Do Balance Boards, the Zone and NUB, are perfect for helping seniors reduce the effects of aging with a simple design that is super easy to use and lots of fun. With a few minutes a day on a fun and moderately challenging Vew-Do Zone or NUB, almost anyone -- regardless of age or ability -- can safely experience the benefits of daily balance training, without breaking a sweat.
Who doesn’t love the rhythm and flow of a long board carving turns down a long winding hill. No hill? No problem. The Vew-Do Longboard is 36" of pure long board fun that doesn’t need a hill. The rockered maple laminate deck combined with the radially tapered rock ride with the same rhythm and flow and you can ride in in the comfort of your home or anywhere else you'd like.
The days of one directional linear balance training are a thing of the past. No longer is balance training limited to teetering on a train rail or balance beam. Our Vew-Do product line has been leading the "balance movement” for decades by pioneering the awareness of balance training while developing balance instincts, strength and fun. Along with our traditional style multi directional balance trainers (seen in the video), we recommend our Vew-Do NUB style of trainers for those wanting to explore the health and fitness benefits of balance board training without the fear of falling. Regardless of your choice, full rotational balance awareness is just a few spins away.