Workouts to Improve Your Balance

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Whether you’re a fitness fanatic or a casual gym goer, having good balance is sure to help you perform regular activities in your day-to-day life. Here are some simple yet effective exercises that you can perform in order to boost your balance and stability.

Stability Ball Wall Squat

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, wedging a stability ball between your back and the wall. Bend your knees to roll your body down the ball until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Pause, then return to your original position, making sure not to drop the stability ball.

Plank With Shoulder Tap

Go down into a high-plank position with your arms in line with your chest. Lift your right arm and touch the top of your left shoulder before returning your arm to its original position and switching sides. While performing this movement, make sure not to allow your hips or torso to move. This exercise will help to improve your stability as well as develop your shoulder and back muscles.

Lateral Lunge

Stand with your feet together while holding a dumbbell or kettlebell to your chest. Take a large step to your right, ensuring that your hips and core remain engaged until your right leg is bent almost at a 90-degree angle before returning to your original position. This will condition your thighs and glutes in addition to improving your balance.