The Stability Pad Squat is a balance exercise for beginners to improve the athlete’s body control, balance and coordination.
Learn more about why having great dynamic balance is important and take a look at Tennis Champions: What Separates Them From The Rest?
Before you engage in stability training you may want to take a look at Medicine Ball Training: Strengthen Your Core & Enhance Stability for more exercises and a sample medicine ball workout for advanced athletes.
We recommend you don’t use a stability device (e.g. a flat board on top of a rod) that may cause you injury if you lose stability. If you use stability on the pads then you just step off.
On the other hand, if you use a a flat board on top of a rod and you lose stability you may seriously hurt yourself! The benefit to risk ratio is not in your favor.
Stability Pad Squat Description
- Setup 2 stability pads shoulder-width apart on a non-sliding, even surface
- Stand on both pads; toes pointing forward;
- Take on athletic stance; knees and hips are slightly flexed; back remains straight; maintain neutral head position; keep looking forward
- Distribute weight evenly through your feet and squat (flex your knees & hips until they reach 90˚)
- Extend your knees & hips until you stand erect
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