You might be asking yourself, why choose a StrongBoard Balance board over a wobble board? StrongBoard Balance employs a patented MULTI SPRING TECHNOLOGY™ which promises users will never find a point of stabilization. Unlike other balance devices on the market, StrongBoard Balance offers a flat, rigid platform, and it’s perfect for standing on one foot or two, planking on one hand or two, and v-sit exercises. Designed by ACE-certified personal trainer, Mike Curry and a team of engineers, StrongBoard is easy and safe to get on and off, and its flat platform protects joints and surrounding ligaments from excessive supination or strain, allowing the user to mimic real-life movements in all positions. StrongBoard Balance weighs 15 pounds and may also be used as a weight for bicep, tricep, chest, and abdominal exercises. Wobble boards on the other hand are generally round, flat platforms with a firm ball in the middle (not air-filled). While they are a great tool for what they were designed for, rehabilitation wobble boards are not a performance tool and they do not offer feedback or reactionary force. Wobble boards usually have a shorter range of motion and whenever they tilt to one side or the other they just sit there so any instability must be forced / created by the user.
Some introductory Wobble Board exercises include:
- Forward and Backward – Hold on to a chair or other support. Center your weight over the middle of the board (often, the best balance requires moving your heel closer to the center). Rock forward and touch the front of the wobble board to the floor (or as close as you can get)
- Side to Side – Begin as you did the previous exercise. This time, rock inward and touch the side of the wobble board to the floor (or as close as you can get). Rock outward until you touch the floor (or as close as you can get). One rep includes both the inward and outward rock
- Around the Clock – Rock forward to touch the front of the wobble board to the floor (or as close as you can get), then begin a clockwise rotation, keeping the edge of the wobble board against the floor. Then reverse with the opposite side.