Home Fitness: The BOSU Balance Trainer

Category: Core Strength, Balance, Stability, Cardio, Warm-Ups

How To Use It: Balance exercises are performed while standing on the BOSU Trainer.

Type Of Workout: Total Body that includes seated, standing, prone, and supine.  

Portability: The BOSU Balance Trainer is used on the flat or round sides.  The round side is less stable and provides more challenge as you advance through your exercise routine.  BOSU activates the core muscles.  May include an exercise chart with purchase. If not, there are DVDs on the market.

The BOSU measures 24.6″ x 24.6″ x 6″.  It has a flat sturdy base. 

Benefits: Cost effective method to improve balance by activating the core. Nice addition to a home gym. Lies flat and stores easily in a closet or drawer. May include exercise chart with purchase.

Great addition for your home gym, since it doesn’t take up much room.  Versatile.  You can get a total body strenuous workout on the BOSU Balance Trainer.  Different models available to suit your fitness goals. 

The BOSU Balance Trainer Is Available on Amazon. Follow This Link for More Details.

Virtual Fitness: How To Do A One-Leg-Up Abdominal Curl

One Leg Up Abdominal Curl

Instructions: The One Leg Up Abdominal Curl is a strength training exercise that targets the abdominals and front of the thigh (quadriceps). Alternate legs as you perform this exercise. From a supine position on your mat, bring your chin toward your chest. Round your back as you lift your right leg. Reach up with your arms to touch your foot. Repeat on the left leg. Perform 3 sets of 8 to 10 repetitions. Reduce the number of sets and repetitions according to ability.
Modifications: Bend your knee as you reach up.

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
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