By Craig Rice, MovNat Team Instructor
Are you making these mistakes while balancing?
If you’ve never been coached in natural and efficient balance technique, then like most people, you’ll probably have some room for improvement. Addressing deficiencies will make a big difference in your performance, especially when you increase the challenge (e.g. narrower surface, carrying a load, etc.).
Here’s a beginner-level “how-to” video on the basics of balancing that goes over the most common mistakes, along with some tips for increasing the difficulty.
Tips for efficient balancing:
- Maximize the surface contact of your foot by keeping your feet flat and pointed forward
- Maintain an upright, relaxed posture
- Try to avoid using your arms for balance, unless absolutely necessary
- If you lose your balance, use your legs to counter-balance or squat down to lower your center of gravity
Like most natural movement skills, it really pays off down the road to master the basics of balancing before moving on to the more difficult variations. So, spend plenty of time honing these techniques and stay tuned for more balance training tips from Craig!
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