Friday, May 08, 2009

Bosu Ball: Lift One Leg

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. You can perform exercises with the curved part of the ball facing up or down.

(Curved part up) Place one foot at the center of the Bosu Ball. Bring the other foot to the center to get balance, then extend it forward or sideways or backward. use your arms where you can achieve balance. Do 10 to 60 seconds of bringing the non-centered leg up in one of the three directions. Repeat for the other leg and/or other directions.

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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