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How to Make Sure Instability Exercises Aren’t Working Against You

SELF.com features what people should know about instability training and the best ways to incorporate it into a fitness routine.

SELF.com spoke to Ashley Fluger, CSCS, CPT, exercise physiologist at HSS, who suggested making changes to the set-up, foot stance, and the equipment used can impact your stability, muscle activation, and ability to move weight. Fluger explained this makes it possible to increase instability slightly as you’re ready, and in functional ways (versus the more drastic change that comes from a device). Additionally, Fluger cited by working one side at a time you’re changing your base support, by introducing more instability, and increasing how hard the body has to work to keep it from tipping over.

Read the full article at SELF.com.