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Thursday
Apr132017

Fitness Review: Bosu Balls

The Bosu Ball is a multipurpose fitness device that is a must have for any home or commercial gym. It was developed in 1999 by David Weck. Bosu is an acronym for Both Sides Up or Both Sides Utilized. Coming to the mechanics, Bosu ball has a flat platform on one side. On the other side, there is a rubber dome that resembles a half exercise ball. You can use either of the two sides – the flat or the rounded depending upon your workout routine. It helps expand your movement abilities, remodels your body and strengthens your mind.

 

The Bosu Ball has 3 great benefits:

Balance Training: Awareness of your body positions and building inherent strength. An improvement in gait and overall balance that lowers the risk of falls in older adults.

Increased Flexibility: Fine tunes sports skills and helps in sensing the presence of a neighboring body.

A Cardio Workout: Provides core training and enhances endurance.

 

A Bosu ball can also help a person in recovering from injuries and eliminates back pain. Squats performed using the ball activate the lower limb muscles and are very beneficial for rehabilitation.

 

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information from bodybuilding.com

Gavan Welty CPT

Gold's Gym of Wenatchee Valley

gavanw@goldsgymwen.com

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