For best results, athletes should focus on sensorimotor training first,
then strength training, according to a new report.
The study divided 18 young adults into two cohorts. One group began with 4 weeks of sensorimotor training, including balance-board work, followed by 4 weeks of high-intensity strength training for their legs. The other group participated first in strength training followed by sensorimotor work.
Beginning with balance training enhanced the effects of subsequent
strength training. However, when strength training preceded balance
training, gains in strength were lost during balance training.
International Journal of Sports Medicine – May 2006.