You may recognize a Bosu ball as a weird half-flat, half-round piece of equipment you ignore every time you’re at the gym. We get it, new equipment can be intimidating, but we’re here to teach you the benefits of Bosu ball exercises and why you shouldn’t be scare of it!
Using the Bosu ball can have a big impact on your workout routine. It can result in a total body workout and greatly strengthen your core. Add this versatile piece of equipment into your workouts and you’ll have ab definition in no time!
The Bosu ball has a wide range of benefits including improving stability and balance, increasing range of motion, and strengthening and toning core muscles. This equipment allows you to experience a wider range of motion when doing sit ups and crunches vs laying flat on the floor. Because of the wobbly nature of the dome, the Bosu ball will test your balance, forcing different core muscles to be working throughout the entire exercise. Utilizing this piece of equipment is great for working smaller, harder-to-target muscles to help improve overall muscle toning and produce an effective workout. It is also a great way to have fun! The Bosu ball can be used in a variety of ways allowing you to try new exercises and spice up your workout routine! Whether you are a beginner or advanced, there are Bosu ball exercises that will work for you!
Don’t worry, we’re not just going to leave you hanging without showing you some ab exercises you can do the next time you see a Bosu ball at the gym. Follow below for three beginner ab exercises and check out this link here to watch a video of our Personal Trainer, Beryl, performing all of the exercises!
Start by sitting at the front edge of the Bosu ball. Extend your back all the way back. Then crunch forward while squeezing your abdominal muscles. Perform 3 sets of 25 reps.
Start by sitting at the front edge of the Bosu ball. Extend your back all the way back. Then crunch forward and twist towards your left leg while squeezing your abdominal muscles. Your right elbow should touch the outer part of your left thigh. Return back to starting position and extend your back all the way back. Then crunch forward and twist towards your right leg while squeezing your abdominal muscles. Your left elbow should touch the outer part of your right thigh. Return back to starting position. Perform 3 sets of 20 reps. Alternating 10 reps each side.
Sit on the top of the Bosu ball. Extend legs in the air at a 90 degree angle. Keep legs together with calves parallel to the floor. Extend arms out straight even with legs and parallel with the floor. Hold this pose for 30 seconds. Perform 3 sets of 30 second holds.
Now that you know what to do, it’s your turn to try out these beginner ab exercises! Next time you’re at the gym and see the Bosu ball, remember this workout. Let us know how it goes and check out our Instagram @revitalized_healthandwellness for more step by step workout videos!
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