There are different training aspects that have profound aspects on our progress, as well as level of competence. Overall fitness is an often mentioned factor, but there’s one that’s less frequently mentioned: Balance. For some sports, balance is essential and it is sometimes neglected. It’s important for coaches to incorporate balance training sessions. By having enhanced balance, we should be able to obtain better forms. We will be able to stay more focused, by delivering both defensive and attack postures more effectively. There are different ways to improve balance, such as by having correct weight training. Better initial results can be achieved with proper focus on balance. With well developed training sessions, athletes could turn into well rounded professionals. It’s important to know what kind of competition and sparring situation that can help improve the skill level. Athletes with better balance are often able to take advantage of the opponent’s flaw, this applies in soccer, boxing, basketball and others. Even in team-based sports, there are often one-on-one struggle, as opponents struggle for the ball. In this case, athletes need to be in harmony with their style and body.
When attempting to gain better balance, it is important to focus on left dominant side first. Many people tend to favor their dominant side, such as their right hand side. People will become much more balanced, if they are able to perform well with their less dominant side. This will allow athletes to have more vigor and focus. If our less dominant side is stronger, our body and brain will be able to adjust, so better balance can be achieved. We may also include yoga in the daily stretching routine. Yoga emphasizes on having regular and focused breathing pattern, so we will be relaxed and can perform better. Whatever we do, it’s important for us to try to maintain proper balance. This can be achieved if we have harmony and inner equilibrium. It can’t be accomplished if we let one side of our body stays dominant than the other. Yoga is able to allow martial artists, soccer players and basketball players to improve their balance. By having proper balance, we should be able to increase balance in every stance. It should be easier to accomplish balance, if we have proper harmony on both sides of our body. This is something that we need to achieve whenever possible.
It is also a good idea to improve our balance by using proper mirror arrangement. We should pay attention to the mirror images of our form and movements. This is easier to accomplish if we have partner and he/she does the exact opposite of what we do. By doing this, we will need to focus more, so we are able to balance our movements. Many frown on balancing techniques, because they may seem to weaken our dominant side. In reality, balancing method is also about keeping our dominant side properly trained to ensure real balance so we will be able to perform better.