“Entertainment” Training BS
Alright, many threads have been posted on Bosu Ball training, Swiss Balls, Balance Boards and much more. Many articles have been written on the pros and cons. I want to get to the bottom of this, I’m tired of trying to explain to all the uneducated fools on what core strength/stability really is and how to train for it effectively.
Thanks to guys like Poliquin with one of his latest articles where he?s letting it all out when it comes to as he calls it “Entertainment” Training and paints a vivid picture for us as to why it may not be such a great thing bouncing around on those things.
Before you guys start with the whole “there is the right time and place in ones training program for these tools to be used” and “it’s a great tool in your tool box to have” stuff. Buttom line is that it is an idea that has been taking too far and we need to get this point across.
What bugs me the most is when someone especially personal trainers try to prove you wrong by telling you that the NHL teams “Strength & Conditioning” coaches uses all these tools all the time, so they must be great. Once these uneducated trainers/trainees have such evidence they think that it is a great tool and must be used so they spend all their time training their clients on them! Why I’m so frustrated with this is because I have clients that come to me with that perception of “core” training and that it must be done on the bosu.
I’ve read some great articles here on T-Nation on such topic, lets post all the links related to this topic here since some articles don’t get bookmarked in our favorites. Maybe we can even get some of our coaches like Eric Cressey and Mike Robertson to post a few pros and cons on this topic exclusively on this thread?