This is my wobble board.
I use it for one-legged squats, two legged squats and stand on it in the speed skating basic position, all to work on my balance. My weak ankles combined with pronation and loose ligaments make these exercises slightly, uhhh, challenging. At this point I have the balance of a drunk man on a two legged stool.
I am a straw man.
Even though we have a gym in our basement, the wobble board sits in our living room directly behind my office chair so I have no excuse not to do it. It’s right beside the yoga mat I use for push ups and my barbell for squats. Some days the basement might as well be on another planet–you all get that, right?– so having the equipment right there staring me in the face is the best motivation. It works, too. I’m on it every day at least for a few minutes. Sometimes even while talking on the phone. Although attempting to do it drunk on Saturday was probably not a good idea.
But having the wobble board out in the living area also means my kids have access to it as well. And low and behold, those little fuc…. munchkins can not only do everything I’ve been attempting to do, they can also spin around on it with one foot. All without even blinking an eye.
They’re all “Look at me, mom! I’m spinning!”
Blah blah blah
Well look at me, I’m coming into your room tonight wearing a hockey mask and starting up a chainsaw.
Editor’s Note: I’m not the only one who found that video hysterically funny, right?