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A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Indoors Surfing – The Best Body Workout

Submitted by on August 17, 2009 – 10:15 am2 Comments

Indo Boarding or Indoors Surfing is the superlative way to boost one’s athleticism by optimizing core strength and providing cardiovascular endurance. It challenges the core strength by varying one’s weight from one leg to the other. This workout demands dynamic bursts of energy needed to constantly pump the legs, upper body for peddling thus working on the all the muscles including the quads, hamstrings and glutes.

While positioned on an oval-shaped board placed atop a roller or an inflatable cushion known as the IndoFLO, one is required to stay balanced on top of it. This prudent Indo Board technique was invented by a surfer Hunter Joslin in 1975, as a means of practising his sporting skills away from water who believes that its surpasses all sport forms due to its effectual integration of core fitness and balancing skills. But Indo Boards have since then have successfully managed to garner significant popularity, finding its way into several gym classes across the United States.

A usual session would comprise of three to four sections of balance exercise involving both the legs, followed by one-legged and upper body movements concluding with core- targeting exercises.

It is a complete mind-body workout mostly involving the application of the easily usable IndoFLO cushion in comparison to the roller for novices, with an additional body bar being incorporated for better balance and workout.

This workout has a plethora of benefits wherein staying atop the board during the one-sided and multilateral movements pumps up the heart rate while concurrently developing balance, lower body conditioning of the joints and muscles and creating a sense of self in space that is the crucial component to averting injury and recuperative sessions.

Spending more time on the board helps in getting those sculpted abdominal muscles and could imply lesser time engaging in weight training. As one steps up on the board, one’s core muscles are instantly engaged and with each shake they will only grow stronger.

These sport-specific indoors moves will not only assist one in mastering the Zen of surfing but also increase vigour, stamina, balance and the best cardiovascular workout while on land. So, what stopping you? Hop on board and be a glide-ator.

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