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Are there balance drills for gymnasts?

Balance is a huge component of gymnastics and drills can enhance performance. Drills for balance include single-leg squats, step-ups to balance, single-leg stabilization with single-arm press, and multiplanar hops. Balance drills can be challenged with unstable tools such as a foam pad, half foam roller, or dyna disc. Exercise progressions should always be carefully incorporated so that no movement compensations occur and proper technique is maintained. Training balance drills improperly can lead to detrimental effects and even injury. Balance drills done properly can contribute to outstanding results for optimal athletic performance.

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