“6 BOSU BALL EXERCISES That Belong in your Weekly Routine” in FitnessMagazine.com offers a change-up from the usual strength building workouts.
According to author Emily Abbate, this piece of equipment “basically takes some of your favorite moves — planks, burpees and lunges, for starters — and makes them that much more challenging by adding in a BALANCE component and waking up your muscle stabilizers." A bonus, she says is that, “it gives you a better range of motion, so you can try more challenging exercises as you become stronger.”
There’s a demonstration video and a written description of each exercise:
This set of exercises is a summer timesaver as it works on strength and balance simultaneously! Give it a try at the gym, or at home if you have one.
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