Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Big Swiss Ball

Last week I brought in one of my favorite training toys to 'The Club." A giant swiss ball. The ball provides an unstable surface that we use to challenge our core strength and balance. A new toy is always exciting, but a ball that is nearly as big as you offers endless play opportunities.
Things were pretty crazy at first with everyone wanting a chance to play with the ball at the same time. We played a modified game of soccer where each team tried to score a point by hitting the wall at either end of the gym.
When the soccer game finished a few of us hung around and worked on balance. I showed them how cross country skiers stand on the ball and play catch to work on our balance. This is a pretty advanced move but both Josh and Brandon were able to stand up on the ball when it was stabilized in a corner.

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