A completely unique and multi-dimensional training device. The BOSU® Balance Trainer allows the user to combine all the elements of fitness: cardiovascular, toning, and flexibility in unique and highly effective combinations.
Challenging and fun, BOSU gives a whole new meaning to "moving with control" as the user learns to workout on BOSU's ever changing surface.
Includes BOSU® Balance Trainer, dual action hand pump, owner’s manual, wall chart, 4 workout DVDs (Total Body, Calorie Combustion, Long & Lean and Absolutely Abs), plus 2 workout DVDs from our Xplode Cross-Training Series (Brn and Fuse).
It's important to remember that this particular model is for home use only and that commercial use will void the warranty. However, if you're a fitness pro you could always consider the BOSU Pro Balance Trainer which is extra durable and comes with a commercial warranty. The Bosu Balance Trainer Home version comes with a 3 month warranty on manufacturing faults.
What is The BOSU Balance Trainer?
The BOSU Balance Trainer is, quite simply, a piece of exercise equipment that resembles a ball, cut down the middle. It's made of a rubber bladder on a stiff non-slip and non-marking base. The bladder is inflated until the bladder resembles half a ball. The BOSU Balance Trainer is recommended by personal trainers, physiotherapists, professional athletes and fitness fans.
The U.S. Olympic Ski Team was the first professional sports team to use the BOSU, after it was developed by David Weck in 1999. Weck created the BOSU Balance Trainer to relieve pain associated with his back.
The BOSU Balance Trainer can be used with the flat surface facing either up or down. There are a number of different exercises for each ball position and these are explained in the DVDs that come with the equipment. The BOSU Balance Trainer can be used for core strengthening, as part of a weight loss program, balance and co-ordination training and for general fitness. Here are some other ideas:
- Tighten your core muscles - they contract and relax to maintain your balance when you try to stand on the inflated surface
- Achieve aerobic fitness by jumping on the inflated surface
- Improve stretching and flexibility when you lie over the inflated surface (lying up or down)
- Build and strengthen your muscles by doing push-ups, sit-ups and other exercises with the BOSU Balance Trainer
- Check the enclosed DVDs for more ideas!
Don't forget to check out the BOSU Pro Balance Trainer for the commercial version of this great product!
By the way, you're probably desperate to know: the name BOSU comes from BOth Sides Up!
What to do with a BOSU Balance Trainer:
If you’ve loved using the physio ball when you’re working out you’ve probably seen the half ball and wondered what it was all about.
The “half ball” (called a BOSU ball) is a lot like the physio ball in the sense that it works balance and stability but it allows you to do a lot of different exercises. It is hard to stand on a physio ball and do squats. So, below are the details of a series of exercises using the BOSU ball.
The first one involves working on your quads, your glutes, her hamstrings, and your calves all at the same time, and then your core muscles and your stability. It's called a BOSU squat.
You want to have the BOSU ball with the round part facing the floor. Then you’re going to step on the top of the BOSU ball, with the flat side up, and perform a squat with your feet a little wider than shoulder width apart. Squat down with your hips pushing your shoulders back and your chest out. Make especially sure that your knees do not go over your toes.
The BOSU ball is great for different variations of pushups. You can progress through different variations and you can do a different series of pushups. Start with the BOSU ball flipped over with the flat side facing us, and perform a pushup.
The second one that you're going to do is a pushup explosion. You want the round side facing up. You're going to fall down on to the BOSU ball and put one hand on the top and one hand on the floor. Explode up with your chest muscles and then go back down on the other side.
The next one you can try is a close grip pushup that really focuses on the triceps. Put your palms in a comfortable position on either side of the round part of the BOSU. Perform a pushup. Bring your chest down to the top and going back up.
The last one you can do is a pushup exchange. You go on one side with your hand on the top of the BOSU ball and one on the floor, and exchanging your hands and going on the other side, pushing back up. Go on the other side again. This allows you to go through a full range of motion.
A great way to do cardio besides on a machine is to do get down, get up on a BOSU ball. This is just simply getting down and getting up on a BOSU ball. What you can try is to stand about a foot away from the BOSU ball. Sit down. Do a little sit-up, making sure that your core is tight. Then stand up performing a squat. Then you go back down, keeping your core tight and going back up and standing up.
A very challenging core exercise on a BOSU ball is a V-sit with a trunk rotation. Sit on the top of the BOSU ball with your knees up and your feet in the air. Balance, keep your hands together, and twist from side to side using your oblique muscles.
A great way to get your heart rate up and to work your legs and your glutes is to do a forward and back lunge with the BOSU ball. You want to stand away from the BOSU ball. Step in the middle of the BOSU ball. Return to the starting position. Then do a back plunge. Go forward, and then back again making sure that your knee does not go over your toe and keeping your core tight the entire time.
It's obvious, but please be very aware that this information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical or training advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician, trainer or other qualified health provider before starting any new treatment or fitness program, or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
You must not rely on the information on this site as an alternative to medical advice from your medical physician or other qualified healthcare provider. Consult your healthcare provider immediately if you think that you may have a medical emergency or for the diagnosis and treatment of injuries. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or with any questions that you may have regarding a medical condition or injury.
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