A Case for the Single-Limb Balance
They’re a challenging way to build strength and confidence.
For one, when incorporated into a warm-up, instability can help ‘prime’ the body without fatiguing it, says Alex Zimmerman, director of Equinox’s Tier X program. It can also introduce a variability, allowing you to challenge brain and body. “It is a skill in and of itself,” Zimmerman says. “It can allow you to develop a greater overall movement toolbox.”
The following arm and leg balances require a solid amount of strength and stability to execute. Start slowly and smartly. Try to incorporate one or two into your regular routine each week.