The Bosu Balance Trainer is an incredibly versatile tool that can be used in a variety of different ways to both target specific areas of the body and improve its overall functioning and health. Don't let the name fool you, this product helps with much more than balance, and we'll go into more detail on a few of its many use cases and benefits below.
Improve Leg Strength and Balance
As the foundations of our bodies, our legs are responsible for a lot! From supporting us stand to helping us move, the strength and health of our legs are pivotal to preventing a variety of injuries and improving our performance. In the video below, we use the Bosu Balance Trainer to work on leg strength and balance with a step up exercise.
Not unlike the legs, our core plays an important role in most things we do every day. A strong core can make the difference between a small mishap and severe injury. To help with our core strength, we can use the Bosu Balance Trainer to complete the plank exercise depicted in the image below.
When done correctly, this plank can reduce back pain, improves balance, improves posture, encourages muscles to work together, and burn more calories than other core exercises as it works multiple muscles groups simultaneously. It can also strengthen spine muscles, rhomboids, lats, trapezius, core, quads, glutes, hamstrings, shoulders and triceps as well enhance both wrist and ankle mobility.
Agility, or the ability to move quickly and easily, is a key component of both athletic performance and injury prevention. Developing agility can help us react quickly in scenarios where a slip or fall can have serious consequences. For athletes, it can be the difference between a "win" or a "loss." Check out the video below for a great exercise that uses the Bosu Balance Trainer to increase agility!
While this article covers some of the primary benefits and uses of the Bosu Balance Trainer, it is certainly not exhaustive and we encourage you to try it out for yourself to see all that it has to offer! As an Amazon Associate, Rehabilitation Health and our health professionals/practices earn from qualifying Amazon purchases.