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#398617 - 06/05/08 10:09 PM balance help for kids
penquin Offline

Registered: 03/31/08
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Loc: Kimberly, WI, USA
My son is complaining about losing his balance while stretching, but I think he is full of it. Just in case he isn't anyone have an idea how I can help him improve his balance while stretching.
being smarter then the average man, my mistakes tend to be worse then the average man

#398618 - 06/07/08 09:10 PM Re: balance help for kids [Re: penquin]
shitosempei Offline

Registered: 04/16/08
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Standing on one leg , close eyes. Trickier than you might think. Great balance building exercise. Start with weakest leg. Hold as long as you can without opening you eyes or falling.

#398619 - 06/08/08 11:32 AM Re: balance help for kids [Re: shitosempei]
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You can also have them do 30-60 second rounds of one-legged sparring. No kicks or punches, object is to just push each other down.
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#398620 - 06/09/08 12:55 AM Re: balance help for kids [Re: penquin]
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If he is stretching with one leg up he needs to focus on something. Have him stare at a single spot while stretching, it's much easier to maintain your balance that way.
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#398621 - 06/09/08 05:07 PM Re: balance help for kids [Re: BrianS]
penquin Offline

Registered: 03/31/08
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actually he is doing a modified split where he has his legs twice shoulder width and he pushes out his knees. I can do it and I have my problem.
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