Background Balance:
The ability of the body to achieve a state of equilibrium, in this case ~ equal weight distribution.

A good way to measure your balance is to stand on one leg with your arms across your chest and your eyes closed. How long can you balance without wobbling? Being able to maintain balance with minimal effort will help conserve energy. This energy can then be used for more explosive muscle contractions when performing sports related activities, or other activities in general. Balance can always be improved through practice and training.

Knowing what happens to your balance and center of gravity while doing certain body movements is a great way to train and improve core strength and posture.
This lab will focus on standing on the Wii Board and trying to maintain that “perfect” balance while hula hooping, bending over, even holding weights (maybe even while standing on one leg). Use iWorx LabScribe software to visualize the body action and make corrective adjustments if needed. You can also take a look at EMG activity – what muscles are working when you balance correctly? Find your body’s perfect balance.

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iWorx Exercise Physiology Teaching Kit

iWorx Exercise Physiology Teaching Kit

Record and measure:

  • Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
  • Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)
  • Respiratory Exchange Ratio (RER)
  • Sedentary to light activity VO2 and VCO2
  • VO2 max
  • as well as the measurement of blood pressure,
    cardiograms, myograms, encephalograms, reflex responses, heart rate,
    spirometry, and more.

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