10 Full-Body BOSU Ball Exercises

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You're pressed for time and only have 30 minutes to get a full-body workout in. No problem. Use this BOSU ball workout to burn calories, get your heart rate up, and build muscle. Do three sets of each move 12 to 15 times.

1. Push-Ups—Ball Side Down

This is just like a regular push-up except you are balancing your body while on the BOSU ball. It will help work your core, triceps, chest and shoulders. The bonus is you can improve your balance coordination.

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2. Sit-Ups—Ball Side Up

Tighten your stomach and lift with your core as you sit up. As you release back towards the ground, don't let your back arch over the BOSU ball. For proper form, keep your back flat with the ball.

3. Squats—Ball Side Up

Stand on the ball with your legs hip-width apart and squat. Hold the squat for three seconds before standing. This works your legs, glutes and core.

4. Balance and Curl—Ball Side Up

Grab dumbbells for bicep curls. Stand on the ball and when you are balanced, start your bicep curl.

If you want to take it to the next level, flip the BOSU over so you are standing on the black side. Make sure you focus, align properly, and do your bicep curl slowly.

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5. Lunges—Ball Side Up

There are a few different variations for lunges. You can either do one leg at a time or switch legs during each set. It's up to how comfortable you feel. Make sure your foot is sturdy on the ball, and don't let your knee go over your toe when you lunge.

6. Boat Pose—Ball Side Up

Sit in the middle of the BOSU ball and find your balance. When ready, lift your knees up to a 45-degree angle and balance. You can put your hands slightly on the ball to help you find maintain your balance or bring them up in front of you. Try to hold this position for 15 seconds and build from there. Your ultimate goal should be one minute. But, it takes time. Be sure to tighten your stomach and breath.

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