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Your body is engineered for balance and you’re at your best when you’re in balance.
But the reality is that sports (and life!) create imbalances. When you train and compete, some muscles work overtime while others don't work hard enough, some movement patterns become habitual and others become unfamiliar. If left unaddressed, your body will compensate in less-than-ideal ways to keep you going in response to imbalance, increasing your injury risk. Use these videos to remind your body what balance feels like and move back toward it again and again.
Beneath stress, illness, and injury, you possess an innate knowledge — a baseline — of where you're meant to be and that is a state of balance. Use this simple meditation to establish and maintain that baseline so that you can more easefully manage whatever comes at you.
- Focus: mental focus, ba...
Set a tone of steadiness for the task ahead. This simple breath technique is calming and balancing — use it to start the day or pregame your workout or game/race.
- Focus: mental focus, balance
- When: pre- or post-workout
- Suggested prop: bolster or pillow
Use this routine to become more aware of how you're standing and intentionally correct your stance back toward center from the ground up. When you establish a balanced foundation, your body can more readily find optimal alignment, which will help you improve your posture and biomechanics for any ...
When is the last time you stood on one leg? Consider this: All your forward motion is a series of single leg balances. And yet, when we halt our usual pace and search for balance in stillness, it can feel illusive — we wobble, shake, and sometimes fall. Use this routine to strengthen your balance...
Challenge your standing balance while activating and strengthening your core and the muscles that stabilize your ankles, knees, and hips — adding more stability and power to all your movement.
- Focus: balance
- Key muscles: quads, hips, core
- When: pre-workout or cross-training
While we're busy moving forward (think: walking, running, etc.) the sides of our body are often neglected. Use this Reset to get outside your usual range of motion by side bending — lean your way back into balance. Go left, go right, then return yourself to center, to balance.
- Focus: balance
Use this core routine to activate and strengthen your front and back "packs" while moving your arms and legs in opposition — mimicking functional movement and easing muscular imbalances as you go.
– Focus: core strength
– Key muscles: core, back
– When: pre-workout or cross-training
Exclusive routine from HIT RESET: Revolutionary Yoga for Athletes!
You are engineered for balance, so it makes sense that you're at your best when you're in balance. Lying down with your feet on the wall mimics standing and gives you the opportunity to observe (without the work of standing and ba...