I had a potential client come up to me for a tour (teenager) he is a three sport athlete and one of the sports he does is Bull Riding. How might a trainer go about training someone for that. I figure to work on a lot of balance techniques but still trying to come up with a unique way to train him for this activity.
Great answers so far In addition to what’s already been said, I’d consider the following..
First of all, I’d teach him how to fall, or since he probably already knows that because of his sport, I’d make sure he has the mobility in all of the ranges of motion he needs to fall.
I’d challenge his balance in as many ways possible, with unpredictable changes in it. IE balancing on the BOSU and perturbing his position.
I like where Karen was going with hip adduction. I wonder if you can find an unstable surface that he could sit on and hold on with adduction, then do med-ball toss and catch to simulate having to positionally stabilize with force away from center of gravity.