April 07, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro
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.
You can read the entire story at https://people.com/health/brooke-shields-shares-photos-excruciating-accident/
And this is the type of training she was doing on the balance board: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-M216WAQ8e/
High Risk, Low Benefit
Here’s what some of the experts have to say about this form of training: https://www.theelitetrainer.com/blog/balance-agility-and-plyometric-training-for-sport/
And here’s what happened a few years ago when I witness a rock star doing something similar at a local gym: https://www.theelitetrainer.com/blog/balance-training-and-a-rock-star-part-1/
Bottom Line: Balance training carries a high amount of risk with very little benefit as you age.