If you want to challenge your balance, you need to add demands to the task that decrease your stability. Perturbations are an effective way to add instability to your exercise. Perturbations are awesome because they provide constant variability. Research has shown variability of practice can lead to greater skill acquisition and retention.
I really like using the @yoak with a step up exercise to add another dimension to the balance demands. Hikers can definitely appreciate this exercise and should add it to their training!
Quick tips for doing this exercise
- The faster you move through the step up and step down, the greater the perturbation
- If this exercise gets easy, make it harder and speed things up!
- This exercise is meant to challenge your balance! You can only learn by adjusting your performance when it is challenged! As you can see, I even lose my balance.