Balance Stability and Mobility


Using a 4”x4”x 6-foot beam (cost is $15.00 at Loews), cut the beam into two 3-foot sections. Place the short beam on a stable non-sliding surface or mat. Stand on the beam by lowering your center of gravity. (Note: Be careful not to roll the beam and twist your ankle.) Facing forward, perform ¼ squat, while dropping and catching a ball on the way down. Turn into a lunge position and try the same drop and catch. No ball is necessary, until you achieve a stable position on the beam. Then add movement.