Is Unstable Training Worth the Effort?
We’ve all seen the meme of that guy at the gym doing a back squat on a stability ball and, although he may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, it’s not uncommon to see people testing the limits of the BOSU ball. Because, why wouldn’t an exercise be more effective if it’s more difficult to perform? The thing is, though, training on unstable surfaces may not be all it’s cracked up to be. Before you spend another workout session trying to activate more muscles, let’s take a look at what science has to say about it.