How to improve your balance with theraband exercises

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Finding balance in all aspects of your life is, without a doubt, the way forward. This takes into account creating balance in your body.  Enhancing balance improves coordination as well as strength, which allows you to move freely as well as steadily. Increasing stability, mobility as well as flexibility makes it simpler for you to perform your day-to-day tasks. It also ups your athletic performance. Concentrating on your balance may also assist you with focusing and clearing your mind.

There are a number of exercises that you can do, with a theraband, in order to increase your balance. Here are some of them.

Exercise 1

Knot the theraband. Put both your feet into it but not through it. In other words, you need to be standing on the theraband. Make sure that the knot which you’ve made in the band it ontop of your feet.

While keeping one of your feet parallel to the flo0r, raise the band until your leg is at a 90-degree angle. Perform 10 – 15 reps and repeat on the other side. If you find that you’re having trouble with balancing, rest your fingers lightly on the back of the chair for support.

Exercise 2

Put your feet in the theraband, just the same way as you did for exercise one. While keeping your foot parallel to the floor, raise your leg to a 90-degree angle.

Keeping your foot parallel, turn your leg out and to the side. Return to your starting position and do between 10 to 15 reps. Repeat on the otherside. Again, if you’re struggling with keeping your balance you’re more than welcome to balance yourself on a wall or something similar. But make sure that you just use this object to balance yourself and don’t use it to support your bodyweight.

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Exercise 3

Put your knotted theraband over both ankles. Balancing on one foot, push your other leg in a backward motion and hold for between one and two seconds. Release and repeat. Perform between 10 and 15 reps and repeat on the otherside. If you need to, use a chair or wall to help you balance.

What muscles to balance exercises work?

Balancing exercises work the muscles in your core, lower back as well as legs. Lower-body, strength-training exercises can also assist with improving your balance.

While balancing exercises may be challenging at times, the constant effort will make these exercises simpler. Increase the number of repetitions incrementally as the exercises become easier. You may ask someone, like a personal trainer, to supervise or assist you. This is especially true when you’re first getting started.

It is possible for you to modify the exercises in order to increase or decrease the difficulty or, alternatively, to adjust for your needs. Begin on your non-dominant side so that the second side is simpler. You can do the exercises on your non-dominant side twice if you would like to balance out your body between each side. Once you become comfortable with the exercises, try doing them with one or both of your eyes closed.

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