Attaching The Resistance Bands:
Secure the long loop strap through a hole in the board. Hold the loop strap with the first metal O-ring at the end of the strap furthest away from the board.
Thread the long loop strap through the top of the board until the bottom third o-ring touches the top of the board.
Thread the first metal O-ring through the strap loop. Do not thread the loop strap through the metal O-ring. Pull the strap tight and the three O-rings are free for attachment.
Attach one or several resistance bands to the O-ring. Attach the other end of the resistance bands to the handle or the foot strap.
You can use the second or third O-ring without having excess strapping touching the board. Connect the resistance band to the first and topmost O-ring. Then slide the first O-Ring to the bottom of the plastic clip toward the band. Fold the strap down and clip into the second O-Ring. Repeat this process for the third O-Ring. To release the strapping follow the directions in reverse.
For maximum longevity of your resistance bands take caution in overstretching the bands past 300%. All bands are 16” and can be stretched up to 48”. Overstretching, hand oils, lotions, UV light and heat will deteriorate the band life. Do not leave the bands outside in the heat and with sun exposure. Always check the resistance bands for cracks, tears, cuts, splits or any abnormal condition before using. Do not use a damaged band.
If you are doing overhead exercises take some tension out of the band and clip it into the first O-ring at the end of the strap. To increase tension use a heavier band or use several bands. If there is too much slack, use the second or third O-ring closer to the board. Again, if you need more tension, add a heavier band or several bands. Do not gain more tension by overstretching the band.
Using The Half Balls:
Place the Half-Balls under the board in any configuration. Place one in the center or under the left or right side. Place two in a straight line along the length of the board or along the width in the center or under the left or right side. Place two along the length in a diagonal line one toward the front and one toward the back of the board.
Depending on your Half-Ball configuration and how you stand on the board relative to the Half-Balls you have a wide variety of balance movements. Since the Half-Balls are not fixed it is possible for the board to lift up if you have a lot of weight at one end. To avoid the end of the board lifting up, counter balance the board with your other foot. Get into a wider stance, lunge position or push down with your toes or heels.
Step on the side of the board touching the ground first. Steady yourself then slowly step on the other side. This teaches you better body control and muscular coordination. Stepping up quickly may result in too much board movement for beginners.
Always use a spotter for new movements. Always spot beginners and supervise children.