Move It Monday: Are You Stable?

by tinareale on June 17, 2013

Well, good morning to you! It’s a bit of a hard Monday around these parts since the first Monday following vacation is always hard. But it’s a great Monday too, seeing as we get the keys to our new house today! Today also marks the official kick off of Summer Best Body Bootcamp. If you didn’t register and still want in, late registration is going on through the end of this week. Right after you register, you receive an email with access to the community group and the group site so you can get connected, get the workouts, and get started immediately. Would love to have you there!

As part of the celebration for the start of BBB, I figured why not take you through a similar style of workout as the workouts participants will jump start their training with for the first two weeks. The workouts and training methods for every round of boot camp are completely different…but I always make sure to start with the important foundation of stabilization training.

What is stabilization training? Stabilization training focuses on laying a foundation for future progressions of fitness. It emphasizes balance in the musculoskeletal system and improving both postural and core stability. I always start with this focus in BBB and use it regularly in my own training. As a beginner, stabilization is a great place to start and build upon for beginner level clients. As a more advanced exerciser, stabilization allows for recovery and aids in the maintenance of muscular control to prevent the risk of injury in other more intense styles of training. It keeps our bodies balanced and capable.

As important as stabilization is to our training, we can often neglect it in preference of more traditional exercises and modes of training. Or toss in an exercise on a stability ball randomly, but not really dedicate ourselves to a full workout or cycle of training (even better). That’s what I’m here to share today. A full workout emphasizing stabilization. Let’s see how you do!

Stabilization Workout

Stability Ball Workout

Links to the exercises:

Happy training!

Your Turn – Have you heard the importance of stabilization and balance in your workouts? How often do you do stabilization based training?

{ 10 comments }

1 Miz June 17, 2013 at 7:26 am

after I turned 43 this became a HUGE AND MUCH NEEDED priority for me.
dont be me and neglect till 43 :)

2 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 17, 2013 at 7:33 am

Stability mnuscles are so key for a good, strong core. I can’t wait to be able to try some of these. I’m still on total rest for now. Rest-LESS. LOL!

3 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 17, 2013 at 8:02 am

AWESOME workout! I’ve been trying to include more stabilization workouts into my routine and it’s always a pleasant surprise when I find my core feeling sore (and strong) the next day!

4 Linz @ Itz Linz June 17, 2013 at 8:29 am

last best body bootcamp you called to attention how important stability & balance is and i definitely learned i need to keep working on it!

5 Michelle June 17, 2013 at 11:19 am

Thanks for posting this — this is exactly what I have been looking for the past few weeks. I need to get this body back in the game :)

6 Kim June 17, 2013 at 11:27 am

I love stabilization training – thanks for the fun workout to try later!!!

7 Lisa June 17, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I’ve definitely noticed an imbalance in my body lately. I’ve been working hard to fix that but I think it will be a long process.

8 Laura @ Mommy Run Fast June 17, 2013 at 2:49 pm

You are so right- we definitely neglect stability training… at least I know I do. Thanks for another great workout, and enjoy getting the keys to the new house- yay!!

9 Coco June 17, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Love these! Thanks for linking the video demos.

10 purelytwins June 17, 2013 at 8:18 pm

we are working on our balance and stability! stability is sooo important for so many things!!

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