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What are advanced exercises to help with balance in water skiing?

Advanced balance exercises include single-leg box hop-up with stabilization and multiplanar (forward, sideways, and turning) single-leg hop with stabilization. Advanced balance exercises involve hopping and stabilization and are a great way to prepare the body for the demands of water skiing. Use the following acute variables to train for improved balance: 2-3 sets of 8-12 repetitions with 45 seconds rest between sets. Perform the exercises with a fast movement followed by landing and holding the landing position for 3-5 seconds. To perform the single-leg box hop-up with stabilization, stand on one leg with the core engaged by drawing-in the stomach. Quickly dip into a half squat and then jump up on to a box. Land softly and hold the balance position. Step down from the box and repeat. You can also perform a side hop and turning hop to train your body in different planes of motion. To perform the multiplanar single-leg hop with stabilization, start on one leg with the core engaged. Next, hop forward landing on the opposite foot and holding the position before hopping back again to the opposite side. You can also perform the hops side-to-side being sure to land on the opposite foot. Another variation is hopping and turning using the same technique as the previous two movements.

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