THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PROPRIOCEPTIVE TRAINING IN SPORTS USING BIO-CUP
NOW IT’S POSSIBLE TO IMPROVE YOUR COORDINATION WITH BIO-CUP IN A SIMPLE WAY
BIO-CUP IS A NEW PROPRIOCEPTIVE TRAINING TOOL USEFUL IN EVERY SPORT
Proprioception is a crucial factor in the human movement and in its control. In every sport, proprioceptive work help to prevent injuries in ankle, knee and lower back area, and this is true especially in sports when there can be contacts with opponents, jumps and direction changes and consequently many different ankle and knee distortion trauma (for instance in soccer, rugby, basketball, volleyball, tennis, etc.). For this reason, if we can increase the level of coordination and stimulate our motor cortex in brain area, we can be more effective and we can prevent injuries with different benefits for the athletes and their clubs.
Bio-Cups, half-spheres of different hardness and different colors, have been created to stimulate the neuro-motor system, a fundamental element in the control of the balance. Bio-cup can be used in different kind of exercises and are particular indicated with young athletes stimulating proprioception in foot and ankle area during the period of growth and motor learning.
Bio-Cups are a useful training tool for the foot and its fingers (especially the big toe because it plays an essential role in propulsive push in all sports where there is a contact of the foot with the ground, for the ankle but also for the control of the knee and all the muscles of the core. Versatile also because they can be arranged in many ways different in order to give to the athlete different proprioceptive stimulus between one foot and another.
But Bio-Cup are an important tool also for the hip or the pelvis. Every athlete and sports conditioning trainer recognize the importance of the core stability for a correct movement and everybody also know different exercises that help training this area of the body (crunch, plank, bridge, etc…).
Bio-Cups offer the possibility to increase the level of difficulty of some of these exercise and also permit to train the core stability using new different positions like that in which the athlete has the knee on the Bio-Cups with the trunk in vertical position in order to increase strength and control of the hip and muscle pelvis area. We can think also to a variation of the classic Plank exercise, that is a static exercise. But if we imagine the athlete performing, in any sport, the core muscles work alternately and never in a static way. For this reason, using Bio-Cups under the feet and elbows, we can create a new and alternative dynamic exercise that can exploit the inbalance of these points of support. In fact the scientific literature explains that activation of the abdominal and lumbar muscles is increased during the exercises that required activation of deltoid and gluteal muscles. More difficulty, more fatigue, more coordination, more benefits for every athetes.
Also for all Youth sport sectors Bio-Cup can be useful because for the kids who start to play sport it’s possible to transform these training tools also in a toy that can help them to make proprioception. In this way, training is funny!