Clinical studies have shown that endurance athletes need to vary their training to include critical components such as balance training, core strength training, hip mobility and lower body joint strengthening. The Indo Board Balance Trainer is the perfect tool for supplementing typical triathlon training, marathon training, speed training and other common forms of endurance training with a no impact, functional method of training that will not lead to the typical issues associated with overtraining for sports such as running, cycling or triathlon. The Indo Board is also the perfect tool for strengthening your lower body joint structures of the feet, ankles, knees and hips. Additionally, the Indo Board is used worldwide as a rehabilitation tool for injuries that are common amongst endurance athletes such as runners, triathletes, and cyclists.
I started using the Indo Board because it was fun and challenging. After using it on a regular basis, I started noticing a difference in my overall strength and balance. The Indo Board training has made me a better athlete and has become one of the major tools in cross training for long distance trail running. I also use this product daily with my fitness client's.
Bryan Twardus, Founder and Owner of The Auburn Fit, Indoor/Outdoor Group and Personal Training Studio
How important is core strength to endurance athletes?
Core strength is extremely important to endurance athletes. Whether you run, cycle or swim the act of moving your legs and arms repetitively to produce power relies on a strong core. Think of tree with the core being the trunk. If you want strong, powerful branches (arms and/or legs) you must have a strong, powerful trunk (core) to support them. Indo Boards are designed to train your core through a variety of movements, only some of which require that you stand on your Indo Board. For ideas on how you can train your core on the Indo Board check out our Indo Board exercise poster or our YouTube training videos
Can the Indo Board be used for injury rehabilitation and injury prevention?
Yes! The Indo Board is found in thousands of the best physical therapy clinics all across the world as well as being used in US Olympic Training Center. Injury rehabilitation and prevention in athletes typically involves strengthening muscles and joints as well as increasing range of motion usually using low impact movements. The Indo Board allows for this type of specific training for the lower body, upper body and core.