There is ongoing debate about the purpose of stability training devices. Tell us about your experience with wobble boards, Bosu trainers and stability disks. Did you experience improvements in fitness that were reflected in your/your client’s everyday function? Should these devices be used by everyone?
Great question, and thanks for the links Andrew.
I use the BOSU, a balance disc and stability ball with most of my clients. That said I do it more for exercise variety, fun and mental challenge rather than believing the skill will transfer. My clients are all 50 and older, and we do a lot of balance and reactive drills standing on a level surface. They certainly do nothing extreme on the balance “toys”, but it does add fun and variety to their training.