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Do you BOSU?

Let me just start by telling you that BOSU is an acronym of sorts for both sides up. That's kind of cute, but I can’t help but think about Ginsu knives (only $99.99 for the entire set) when I say it.

You’ve probably seen one at your gym. It looks like a physio ball cut in half. You can work with either the flat side up or the ball side up - hence its name. Even though there are only two options, you'd be surprised with the amount or exercises you can do with the BOSU. The variations are endless.

With the ball side up you can stand on it, test your balance and work your core. Or just stand on one leg to strengthen your standing ankle. Another possibility is lunging with your front foot on the BOSU.

With the flat side up, you can do a plank. This is really hard and I would start on your knees (make sure you’re on something cushy to protect your knees).

Many gyms offer BOSU classes. Click here to find a class near you.

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JennaV JennaV 9 years
I would LOVE to have one of these but I don't have an extra $100-200 + to spend. My trainer has one and she says we are going to start using it.
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Tell me about it!
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
I would get one, if they were a little cheaper!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Hmm, I better check that out! Thanks!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
I just saw one when I was in Target. Also, they had this thing called a *****disc....fartially inflated and you use it to work your core...cant remember what it was called though,,, I'm all in.
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
I especially like using it for push ups. And using the resistance ropes with this thing is great run, challenging, and good practice for the ski season. I still cant find the correct model. There are some rinky-dink close models at Dicks, but thats about it.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
This thing is amazing. There are so many exercises you can do with it!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Where can one of these Bosu balls be purchased? Ive worked with one before and recently saw some of the people on Biggest Loser use one. I hear they are like $150, but they are worth if because they are fun to exercise with!
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