Is Balance Training Worth the Risk?

When you’re young and resilient, falling off a balance board may not be a big deal. That’s not necessarily the case as you get older.

Earlier this year, Brooke Shields fell off of a balance board at a New York City gym. She broke her right femur and has spent weeks in the hospital having multiple surgeries.

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And this is the type of training she was doing on the balance board:

High Risk, Low Benefit

Here’s what some of the experts have to say about this form of training:

And here’s what happened a few years ago when I witness a rock star doing something similar at a local gym:

Bottom Line: Balance training carries a high amount of risk with very little benefit as you age.

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