Friday, May 08, 2009

Bosu Ball: Body Lift for Core Muscles

I came upon an owner's manual for the Bosu Ball, designed by David Weck, and the next series of post will have information from that manual. For more information, see It is always great to get off a plateau, and the Bosu ball may be ideal for exercising balance, which we usually do not concentrate on, and strength.

(Curved part up) Lie down with your belly at the center of the dome. Extend your arms straight in front of you and your legs straight behind you. keep your head, neck and back aligned. Lift your arms and legs up. Do four sets of ten repetitions. For added difficulty and to also work your obliques, when you lift, tough your opposite hand to the opposite foot. You will have to bend your leg here. Do four sets of ten repetitions on each side.

Disclaimer: None of the above information can be taken as a substitute for advice from a medical professional such as a physician.

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