If you are a regular reader around here, you know that I love my strength training days as much as my running days. A girl does not live off of running alone. I also like to mix things up to keep it interesting and challenging. One of the most used and most versatile pieces in my home gym is my Bosu. Possibilities are endless really! Sharing my favorite 7 Bosu exercises for runners to add to your strength training routine.
7 Bosu Moves To Add To Your Strength Training
Bosu literally means “both sides up” as you can use it on either side for different strength training and balance exercises. Taking an exercise that you normally do on the ground and practicing it on the Bosu cranks up the intensity and forces you to work different muscles. Here are my favorite 7 Bosu exercises:
Up the intensity of your deadlifts by recruiting those core stabilizing muscles to keep your balance. Keep your weight in your heels to reap the hamstring and glute benefits.
Doing jack knives on the ( upside down) Bosu really gets your core to fire up. Aim to maintain a 45 degree angle with your upper body.
Weighted Squats with an overhead press
I love compound exercises that challenge me to do 2 things at once. These weighted squats on the Bosu area fun challenge.
One legged shoulder presses
Work on your balance and your strength with these one legged shoulder presses on the Bosu.
Side Lunge with a front raise
Counter balance exercises on the Bosu offer a double challenge.
Jump on it
Add a little cardio set by jumping on and off your Bosu for 20 reps.
Planks and Pushups
Flip over your Bosu to provide an unstable surface for planks and pushups.
Ready to up the challenge on your strength training routine? Add these 7 Bosu exercises and enjoy the sweat.
Do you use a Bosu? What are your favorite moves?