Jogging board recovery station

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Jogging board recovery station

A jogging board recovery station is familiar to people who use circuit training to get fit. It is a flat board with a slightly flexible or sprung surface which makes running on the spot easier. It is not so hard on your feet and legs to run on a jogging board recovery station as it is to run on a solid surface such as a floor. There is less pounding of the knees and ankles.

Why use a jogging board recovery station?

A jogging board recovery station replaces the hard unyielding floor when running on the spot. If you run on the normal floor or ground your legs will quickly get tired and you will feel pain in your ankle and knee joints. The jogging board recovery station reduces the impact felt with each 'stride', and creates a softer jogging surface. Two important reasons for using a jogging board recovery station are that

  • it reduces the impact on leg and hip joints when running on the spot.
  • it is easily stored. If you have little space to spare in your home, or no garage, you can store it under a bed or behind a sofa. It is much more easy to find space for than a treadmill.
  • it is relatively inexpensive compared with a treadmill.

When to use a jogging board recovery station?

The jogging board recovery station fulfills two roles

  • It can be used in the home as a jogging board or platform when running on the spot, even while watching television. There are no electrical parts to fail, and it is cheaper and simpler to use than expensive running equipment.
  • the jogging board recovery station can be used in circuit training as a recovery station between other exercises. You can maintain body warmth and exercise level while using the jogging board. Because they don't cost much it is easy to provide them at intervals around the circuit.

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