Olympic pro snowboader JJ Thomas trains on his Indo Board

When JJ Thomas, the 2002 Olympic bronze medalist and Winter X- Games gold medalist, trains he uses Indo Board Balance Trainers. JJ trains with Paul Hiniker one of the top fitness trainers in action sports.  Paul trains many of the top surfers and snowboarders in the world and is an expert when it comes to improving balance and stability through sport-specific functional strength training.  In these photos Paul takes JJ through a workout focused on improving both balance and stability by using a wide range of exercise which are all done on the Indo Board Mini Pro deck and Indo Board Gigante cushion.  Paul believes that training on an unstable surface is the best way for board sports athletes to create better balance and stability throughout their entire kinetic chain.  In these pictures Paul has JJ using kettlebells to create added weight and instability to all the movements.  Thanks to Frogs Fitness in Encinitas, CA for use of their facility.      

JJ Thomas using kettlebells on the Indo Board

JJ Thomas performs kettlebell pass-throughs on Indo Board

JJ Thomas Olympic Pro Snowboarder
JJ looking happy that the workout is over

Pro snowboarder Eric Jackson trains on the Indo Board


Eric ‘E-Jack” Jackson is one of the best freeride snowboarders in the world.  Last year E-Jack injured his foot and had to spend a great deal of time off the mountain rehabilitating his injury.  This off-season E-Jack worked tirelessly with his fitness trainer Paul Hiniker at Frogs Fitness in Encinitas, CA to make sure that his entire body is stable and strong enough to avoid future injuries.  In this video Paul explains why the Indo Board Balance Trainer has become his favorite piece of  equipment when working with professional snowboarders and surfers.  Watch as E-Jack tries out his latest Indo Board set-up: the Indo Board Gignate cushion with the Indo Mini Pro deck on top.  This setup was chosen by Paul Hiniker as it allows snowboarders to strength train in a stance that is as close as possible to their riding stance.  As Paul explains in the video, stability and strength training on an unstable surface is the most important aspect of the fitness programs he prescribes to the professional snowboarders and surfers that he works with.

MMA fighter Jordan Smith on the Indo Board

 
Jordan Smith is viewed a top middleweight prospects today in MMA.His impressive 14-1-1  record would seem to justify that.  While Smith trains primarily in Utah, he also trains some with the Blackhouse Gym in Los Angeles with the likes of the Nogueira brothers, Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida and Junior Dos Santos.  Jordan counts on the Indo Board Balance Trainer to give him the balance, stability and core strength he needs to have the upper hand on his opponents.

Indo Board Hip Resurfacing Video Blog Chapter 23

Lots of moans, groans, grunts, and even a few roars as Indo Board President, Hunter Joslin keeps good form under the expert advice of Certified Athletic Trainer, Vinny Comiskey. This is Chapter 23.

Hunter is a surfer, skater, snowboarder, wakeboarder, Indo Board Master and all around extreme athlete who had too many skateboard falls during the 1970′s Dogtown and Z-Boys era. The skateboard falls left him with osteoarthritis of his right hip. Follow Hunter as he video blogs his way beginning with pre-op jitters and back to competitive form.
About Athletic Trainer Vinny Cominskey:
www.linkedin.com/in/vinnycomiskey
Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC),20 yrs, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES). He worked for the US Olympic Committee for 18 year, 15 yrs. as the Head Athletic Trainer at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. He had the opportunity to be a sports medicine staff member on 4 Olympic Teams, 1998, 2000, 2004 and 2008. Worked for USA Field Hockey as National Team Athletic Trainer and USA Softball in the same capacity.Look for Dr. Everline in Chapters 20, 21, 22, and 24.
About Dr. Clay Everline: Look for Dr. Clay Everline in Chapters 20, 21, 22, and chapter 24.
www.everlinemd.com/
www.thewavesofhealth.org/Intro

Indo Board Workshop for Fitness Professionals

Calling all Fitness Professionals! Indo Board is launching Indo Board Workshops for Fitness Professionals. The first workshop will be held in New York City at Crunch Fitness’ Kips Bay Location on October 29, 2010 from 9:oo A.M. to 5:00 P.M.. The second workshop will be held in Westlake Villiage in California at the Chiropractic Sports Institute on November 20, 2010 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.. Get some CEU’s, Continuing Education Units, for your re-certification and become and Indo Board Instructor. These will be fun events! Hope to see you THERE! indoboard.com/continuing_education/

Indo Board Hip Resurfacing Video Blog Chapter 22

In this chapter, Hunter Joslin, President and Founder of Indo Board, receives more exercises and expert advice from Athletic Trainer, Vinny Comiskey and from Certified Personal Trainer and Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Clay Everline.
Hunter is a surfer, skater, snowboarder, wakeboarder, Indo Board Master and all around extreme athlete who had too many skateboard falls during the 1970′s Dogtown and Z-Boys era. The skateboard falls left him with osteoarthritis of his right hip. Follow Hunter as he video blogs his way beginning with pre-op jitters and back to competitive form.