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The Benefits of a Bosu Ball

A bosu ball is a great addition to any home gym.  Not only is it a balance aid, helping users coordinate muscles and nerves for unstable conditions that you experience in everyday life, but it also assists it a number of other types of training, such as stretching, rehabilitation, and strength training.

 

'Bosu' stand for ‘both sides up,’ because it can be used with the flat base on the floor with the dome side facing up, or as a wobble board with the dome side facing down. It serves as a more practical and useful version of the traditional stability ball.

 

Workout Intensity

By incorporating a bosu ball while lifting free weights, such as dumbbells and barbells, you force your muscles to stabilize and guide the weights thorough the full motion, making your usual exercise routine more challenging. It can also add an extra challenge and intensity to other common exercises, such as pushups, lunges, and squats.

 

Variety

Fitness experts agree that adding variety to your workout is a great way to incorporate different benefits, in addition to keeping you entertained and interested in your workout. Forcing your body to adapt to changes in your routine helps you stay balanced and able to face difficult tasks you encounter in other fitness situations. A bosu ball is the perfect way to modify your usual stretches and strength training exercises.

 

Flexibility

The bosu ball’s rounded top offers excellent support for back and abdominal stretches. Simply drawing yourself over the soft dome and relaxing your muscles will force them to stretch in a unique, beneficial way that is difficult to recreate with traditional stretches. Additionally, with the flat side up, it can be utilized as a ‘slant board’ for calf stretches and more.

 

It’s important to maintain a well-balanced fitness regimen, and a bosu ball is an inexpensive, space-saving option for adding variety to any home gym.

 

For the leading supplier of quality home fitness equipment, visit American Home Fitness today and learn more about how adding a bosu ball to your home gym can benefit you!

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