One of my favorite pieces of equipment to use in the gym in regards to versatility is the Bosu Trainer.
It’s likely you have seen this big half-circle blue ball around your gym and you may have wondered what to do with it. I’m going to take you through a workout that utilizes the Bosu in several ways in order to work not only your core but also your upper and lower body and cardio conditioning.
What I love about the Bosu is that working on an unstable surface makes any exercise you do on it quite a bit harder. (Just wait until you try the bicycle crunches in this workout to see what I’m talking about!) It builds core strength, stabilization, balance and coordination. You get more bang for your buck when performing movements on the Bosu instead of a stable surface. Even standing on the Bosu to do dumbbell movements like bicep curls, overhead presses squats will up the difficulty of the exercise.
Here is the written version of the workout. I recommend 10-15 reps of each, 3 to 5 rounds through. It should take about 4-5 minutes to complete a round. You want to keep moving at a pretty consistent pace so that your heart rate stays up but be mindful of form and technique, especially given that you are working on an unstable surface.
And here is a video where I take you through a complete cycle with all of the reps and talk you through the form and technique for all the movements.
Give it a try and let me know what you think. As always, your feedback is welcome!