The Four Part BOSU Straddle Jump Is A Heart Pumping Warm-Up That Improves Balance, Core, Shoulder, Thigh Strength, and Agility.
The BOSU Straddle Jump Increases Intensity As You Move Through Each Part
INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Start with both feet on the BOSU. Then, step on and off the BOSU while alternating left and right foot for 3 sets. After the last set, jump onto the BOSU with both feet. Hold the ball throughout the move at chest level. Avoid leaning forward during each phase of the exercise.
2) Step off the BOSU with one foot on the floor, and then follow with the other foot, straddling the BOSU. Then, with both feet, jump onto the BOSU. Repeat this move for 3 repetitions. Hold the ball throughout the move at chest level.
3) With both feet on the BOSU, jump onto the floor into a wide squat straddling the BOSU with your feet. Jump back onto the BOSU. Repeat this move for 3 repetitions. Hold the ball at chest level.
4) Jump off the BOSU into a wide squat with feet straddling the BOSU. As you squat down, touch the ball to the BOSU. Jump back on to the BOSU with both feet, and raise your arms up with the ball over your head. Repeat this move for 3 repetitions.
VARIATION: Hold a heavier ball for more challenge. MODIFICATION: Clasp hands together, instead of holding a ball.
EXERCISE DOs and DONTs – As with all exercise programs, when using exercise videos that appear on this site, you need to use common sense. If your muscles are weak, either do the modifications, or don’t attempt this exercise if it’s too difficult for you. When starting an exercise program, be sure to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider