By Julie Messinger
DHAC Exercise Physiologist
Looking for a new way to spice up your work out? Why not try using the Bosu ball? You’ve probably seen one lying around the fitness center and wondered what it is used for. Here are some ideas!
The Bosu ball is a multi-purpose training tool. It helps with rehabilitation, improves activities of daily living while using stability, mobility, balance and coordination focusing on increasing core strength.
Another advantage to the bosu is it helps with improving balance due to its unstable surface. You are forced to engage the small stabilizing muscles. Not only does it help with balance and strength, it also improves kinesthetic awareness allowing you to be aware of how your body is moving.
Some examples of training the bosu ball is good for:
Cardio: Do quick burst of cardio on the buso ball such as step ups or fast feet.
Strength training: Can be used to perform squats, lunges, push ups, and weight training.
Sports Conditioning: Used to increase performance and agility.
Core training: Targets lower back and core muscles.
Because the bosu ball is so versatile, it adds variety to your work out making it fun and challenging. Ask any of DHAC’s Exercise Physiologists to show you some exercises on the bosu ball and spice up your workout today!