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Enhance Your Balance Training with the Airex Pad

04/17/2019
By Soji James, CPT, CSCS

Airex Balance Pad

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Pros

The soft, giving material of the pad constantly challenges your balance and muscle coordination. It really takes stability training to the next level.

Cons

It can be pricey, but the quality that you get is better than that of the cheaper alternatives on the market.

Bottom Line

When it comes to balance training, one of my favorite tools is the Airex Balance Pad. Due to the soft, giving foam, the body is constantly challenged to maintain its center of gravity and stability of the joints. As opposed to training without it, this training tool allows you to engage more muscles on a deeper level. The pad itself is pretty versatile and can be utilized by virtually anyone. I have successfully utilized it for rehabilitative purposes for older clients and have used it enhance the athletic potential of professional athletes. It is also multifunctional; for  example, it’s an amazing prop to use in mobility work. This is truly the best balance pad that you can find on the market today! It continues to set the standard for the industry. I would easily give it 4.5/5 stars.

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Balance may be something that you never think about, but it plays an integral role in athletic performance and our everyday lifestyle. Whether you are breaking through a tackle to explode into an end zone, or jumping up and down to your favorite artist at a music festival, our bodies search for the positioning that makes us feel our safest. Finding and maintaining our center of gravity is critical to our success because, frankly, conditions just aren’t always perfect. You could lose your footing while scampering over loose rocks. You could slip on a wet spot on a basketball court. You could trip crossing the street or coming down a flight of stairs. With balance training your sense of postural control is enhanced, and you will be better prepared to navigate these potentially dangerous situations. Balance training could be the difference between a major injury—and shaking it off to run another play.

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