Getting Started on the INDO BOARD using the IndoFLO Cushion: A Beginner’s Guide
Posted by Georgette Austria on Aug 11th 2022
How to Get Started on the INDO BOARD and IndoFLO Cushion: A Beginner’s Guide
There’s nothing I find more fun than riding the INDO BOARD because there is nothing so satisfying as doing something very well. For over 14 years, I was solely INDO BOARD’s social media community leader and encouraged our followers to live a fun and healthy lifestyle. And what better way to do that than ride the INDO BOARD! To see our amazing community in action, check out INDO BOARD’s social community on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Meanwhile, here’s my simple guideline to teach you and to help you maximize the fun factor on your INDO BOARD and IndoFLO Cushion.
Follow these Guidelines to Maximize your INDO BOARD and IndoFLO Cushion Experience
How to Inflate the IndoFLO Cushion to Use with your INDO BOARD
One of the great advantages I have found owning an IndoFLO Cushion is that I never have to search for that “always missing hand pump!” because the IndoFLO Cushion is mouth inflatable! So, let’s get started!
- Firstly, remove the IndoFLO pin from the cushion. This is easily done by gently bending the cushion just below the bottom of the pin inside the cushion. Use your fingers to push the pin out.
- Secondly, inflate the mouth-inflatable IndoFLO Cushion with two breaths and put the pin back in it. This should give you what we call “Medium Inflation.”
- Thirdly, with the IndoFLO Cushion placed on the floor, place your INDO BOARD centered and balanced on top of your cushion.
- Fourthly, step on your INDO BOARD one foot at a time with your feet placed a little less than shoulder-width apart with your feet evenly placed on the deck front to back and side to side.
- Fifthly, keep your knees always bent with your head, shoulders, and hips in a straight line above your ankles with your knees a little more bent than you think they should be because you’ll develop and have better balance with your knees slightly bent.
- Most importantly, do your best not to bend forward at the waist while keeping your knees always bent.
- Finally, while dismounting, keep your knees always bent.
The Physical Benefits of Using the INDO BOARD with the IndoFLO Cushion
The INDO BOARD while being utilized with the IndoFLO Cushion is 360 degrees of instability while you’re standing on it. This makes it wiggly fun! Clients, students, and customers I have taught for nearly 24 years to use the INDO BOARD and IndoFLO Cushion immediately have the biggest smiles on their faces. Moreover, this is an absolute must-have tool for stimulating the tiny twitch muscles that help maintain balance especially as we age. Stimulating the tiny twitch muscles can help you improve your athletic timing. It’s also a great tool if you simply just want to improve your balance so that you can be the best version of yourself at any age.
While the IndoFLO Cushion allows for 360 degrees of instability, I have found it so safe to use because it sits close to the floor which makes it easy for me to safely step off of it. Other types of balance ball equipment sometimes sit several inches off from the floor which can feel like too much of a big step down for some people.
Moreover, any static exercise can be done on the INDO BOARD and IndoFLO Cushion. Your central nervous system will get a good wake-up call while on the INDO BOARD utilizing the IndoFLO Cushion. As a result, your balance and reaction time will improve! Are you ready to improve your game?
10 reps X 3 sets of bicep curls, anyone?
Exercise Examples of What You Can Do on Your INDO BOARD and IndoFLO Cushion.
Disclaimer: Always check with your doctor before attempting any of these exercises.
Next, try out these exercises that will definitely change the way you do your static exercises! Ready for some fun, challenging, and safe exercises using the INDO BOARD and IndoFLO cushion that will also stimulate your brain to make new neural pathways?
INDO Squat w/ High-Low Rotation
Stand on deck with feet about shoulder width apart. As you squat down, press palms together and reach for the side edge of the deck. As you stand up, rotate with your palms together, and reach for the opposite side edge of the deck at head level.
INDO Balance Side Lunge
Standing centered on the deck (lengthwise) on one leg, step off to the side. Maintain contact on the deck with the entire surface of your foot. As the elevated leg makes contact with the ground, bend at the ankle, knee, and hip. Try to maintain a straight leg on the deck. Push off the leg on the ground and return to starting position. Make sure that you are pushing down and not across the deck.
Indo Balance Step Back Lunge
Standing centered on the deck on one leg, step back with the elevated leg into a lunge. Pushing the front leg into the deck, return to starting position. Make sure that you are pushing down and not across
INDO Uneven Squat to Balance
Stand with feet about shoulder-width apart. Place one foot on the deck (Lengthwise) and the other foot on the floor. Pressing the foot into the deck stand up lifting the floor leg off the ground and balance. Try to perform the movement without letting the deck touch the ground. Make sure that you are pushing down and not across the deck.