BOSU Ball Workout Videos
about Working out on the BOSU Balance Trainer
While you may have seen the BOSU ball (or more properly BOSU balance
trainer) used in your local gym as mostly something to stand on for balance
exercises, it is far more versatile. In fact, using the BOSU simply as an
unstable surface for standing is probably one of its least valuable uses.
The BOSU balance trainer provides the round surface for abs exercises
similar to stability ball
exercises in which you take advantage of the rounded surface. It
also provides a flat surface which can be used as a push-up platform and
Most of the BOSU Ball workout videos you will see below are simply
variations of floor, cable, barbell and even stability ball exercises.
Adding the BOSU sometimes increases the difficulty of the exercise but
sometimes it will not have much effect.
If you believe an exercise using the BOSU balance trainer can be done better off without, it may be true, but the
point is adding different pieces of equipment such as the BOSU and different
exercises to your workout program can keep workouts more interesting at the
BOSU Balance Trainer Safety Considerations
As with any piece of fitness equipment,
using the BOSU balance trainer has its risks. Since the BOSU is unstable,
there is always going to be a risk of falling off. This is especially the
case when you attempt to stand on the platform (flat part) of the BOSU,
ignoring the "standing on the platform is not recommended" warning.
The chances of getting injured by the BOSU itself are actually highly unlikely.
As long as you keep your environment controlled and safe, you should not have
to worry about injury. This means take all things you could trip on, hit your head on, or
fall on away from the area where you perform these BOSU ball exercises.