A Bosu-style Balance Ball delivers killer cardio workouts, builds strength, improves balance and flexibility, and fine-tunes sport skills.
Focus on a full-body workout or mix and match core, upper body, and lower body to create endless workout options. Use the Bosu-style Balance Ball dome side up or down to create different exercise options
Using the Bosu-style Balance Ball while doing weight training exercises increases the challenge and helps to build strength faster. Add hand-held weights while lying on the Bosu to perform arm, shoulder, and chest exercises. Stand on the Bosu to perform squats, lunges, or other leg exercises. The increased weight forces the engagement of more muscles and helps to improve strength. Push-ups on the Bosu Balance Trainer can be performed dome side up or dome side down depending on the intensity desired.
WHAT IS A BOSU-STYLE BALANCE BALL?
A Bosu-Style Balance Ball is known industry-wide as a versatile fitness device that delivers killer cardio workouts, builds strength, improves balance and flexibility, and fine-tunes sport skills. It consists of an inflated rubber dome attached to a rigid platform. The Bosu name is an acronym for Both Sides Utilized which refers to its versatility as a training device. Using the Bosu Balance-Style Ball dome side up provides an ever-changing, unstable, dynamic surface while the device itself remains stable. This element of instability is what creates the added challenge during exercises and is what makes Bosu so effective, and fun, as a fitness device. Flip the Bosu over and use the dome side down to discover even more exercises.
ARE BOSU STYLE BALANCE BALL WORKOUTS EFFECTIVE? HERE’S WHAT THE BOSU BALANCE CAN DO FOR YOU!
The Bosu Balance Trainer targets the core muscle groups of your body helping you to not only gain strength, trim, and tone but to strengthen the entire body and improve balance. The Bosu Balance Trainer delivers an ever-changing dynamic surface that you can stand on, jump on, kneel on, and lay on, to perform exercises to train and challenge every part of your body. The Bosu Balance Trainer helps to increase body strength and improve balance, coordination, and body awareness which means overall improved fitness and fewer injuries. Because the Bosu Balance Trainer is impossible to master, it means endless exercise options as strength and ability increase. And, because of its small size and weight, it makes a great addition to any home gym and fits easily into any fitness program.
USING THE BOSU BALANCE TRAINER
It's easy to get started with the Bosu by simply following the exercises in the owner's manual. Each of the exercises uses balance and stabilization techniques to challenge the cardiovascular system, muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility. The manual includes proper modifications for both beginners and more advanced users so that workouts are appropriate for any fitness level.
Every time you walk, your body must maintain balance to stay upright and prevent falls. Balance happens when you control the body over changing terrain like sidewalks, steps, yards, and running trails. Using the Bosu Balance Trainer forces you to maintain your center of gravity while performing any exercise and is an excellent way to prepare and tone your body for everyday life, athletic skills and help prevent injury.
Certain yoga poses can easily be performed with the Bosu Balance Trainer to add increased difficulty or bring improved flexibility, while basic moves like downward dog, half-moon, and standard forward fold can be easier by incorporating the Bosu into the poses.
FINE-TUNE SPORT SKILLS
Incorporate the Bosu Balance Trainer when doing plyometric drills to improve both speed and power. The Bosu Balance Trainer helps to exert maximum force for short intervals for improvement in sports like tennis, football, basketball, and skiing.
HOW DID BOSU BALLS BECOME SO POPULAR?
The Bosu ball is an increasingly popular piece of equipment in many gyms and homes. But how did it become so popular?
Firstly, people love the versatility of this piece of equipment. A Bosu ball can be used for strength training, balance training and even cardiovascular exercises.
Secondly, Bosu balls are relatively inexpensive. Last but not least, Bosu balls are easy to use and are highly portable, which makes them an ideal option for those who travel frequently or have limited space at home.
WHERE DID BOSU BALLS COME FROM?
The Bosu ball was first introduced in 2000 by David Weck, who is a former gymnast and professional trainer. He designed the Bosu ball to help athletes train for improved balance and coordination.
The Bosu ball quickly gained popularity among trainers and athletes - it has even been endorsed by celebrities such as Jackie Chan and Serena Williams. The Bosu ball has also become a common piece of equipment for physical therapists to use with their patients.
These days, the Bosu ball is still highly popular, and is used by people of all ages and abilities throughout the world. Whether you are looking to improve your balance, stability, coordination or strength, a Bosu ball is a fantastic option. Please note, the ball in our range is a Bosu style balance ball.
WHAT EXERCISES CAN YOU DO WITH A BOSU STYLE BALANCE BALL?
You can do all sorts of exercises with a Bosu style ball. Here are some examples of exercises that you can do:
- Sit-Ups - Sit on the Bosu style ball. As you sit up, tighten your stomach and lift with your core. When you return to the ground, make sure your back does not arch over the ball. Maintain appropriate form and stay stable by keeping your back flat on the ball.
- Squats - Squat while standing on the ball with your legs hip-width apart. Before standing, hold the squat for three seconds. This exercise strengthens your legs, glutes, and core.
- Lunges - Perform one leg at a time or alternate legs throughout each set. When lunging, make sure your foot is secure on the ball and that your knee does not go past your toe.
- Boat Pose - Find your balance in the middle of the ball. Raise your knees to a 45-degree angle and balance when you're ready. Hold this posture for 15 seconds and work your way up from there.
- Jumps - This motion is similar to a squat, only you leap onto the ball and then off. Hold the squat for two seconds after jumping onto the ball before jumping off. Working your way up to 10 seconds is a good goal.
- Start with your right foot firmly planted in the centre and step your left foot to the side. Squat. Step your right foot out to the side and bring your left foot into the centre of the ball. Slowly lower yourself into a squat. Switch legs until you've completed 12 repetitions on each side.
These exercises are just guidelines - please consult a healthcare professional before starting any new workout routine, and chat with a fitness trainer about which Bosu-style ball exercises are suitable for your needs and goals.