Today, I wanted to help you out and show you several ways I like using the Bosu.
It adds an extra balance dimension to your squat. I take it over to the wall, hop up on it, and do my squats. It works some stabilizing muscles you're not used to working (especially during squats). This picture was taken early in my squat, so make sure your form is right - knees no farther than toes, chest up, and bottom back like you're sitting in a chair.
2) Push Ups
This is my favorite way to use the Bosu. I love the added challenge of using the stabilizing muscles and working on balance. I feel it a lot more in my back, chest and core when I use the Bosu. You can either hold the sides of the Bosu or lay your hands flat on the surface.
3) Mountain Climbers
A mountain climber is a great cardio, upper body and core move. It's one of my least favorite moves because it's tough. :) In a mountain climber, you get in plank position and bring your knees up to your chest - one at a time - as fast as you can. Doing these on a Bosu is even tougher. Again, the Bosu adds a whole other challenge to your workout!
You can do lots of abdominal exercises on the Bosu. It triggers those balance muscles and adds a whole new dimension to your ab workout!
Next time you're at the gym, don't be afraid of the Bosu - now you're equipped to know how to use it! Grab the Bosu and get to it!
Let me know if you use one and what you think!