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No balance disc. Use bosu?

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    Curry Gallagher

    I love the unstable leg standing exercise. Its something that I did a lot in therapy, but i do not own (may buy one) and my gym doesnt have any balance disc.

    Should I try to do this exercise on a bosu ball? It seems unnecessarily unstable. Would i stand on the rounded half ball portion or the flat top with the ball side down?

    Or do you have another idea for how to sub until I get a balance disc?


    David Warden

    I’m going to let AJ address this one and have notified him of this inquiry.


    Hi Curry,

    You can do the exercises on the Bosu ball. If you can complete the sets with the Bosu down then I would progress to the ball up. It is definitely hard, so I recommend cutting the duration of the holds/sets in half or 1/3. Keep the total time spend doing the balance exercises the same, thus adding more sets (3 sets of 30 seconds becomes – 9 sets of 10 seconds). I do not know where your balance currently is but you should be able to ‘be still’ for at least 10s before adding time (and reducing sets).

    A good substitution for a balance disc is a large folded towel or a rolled up yoga/gym mat.

    Let me know if you have any other questions!


    Curry Gallagher

    Thanks! I paid closer attention to my hold times on the bosu today and 30 seconds isnt an issue.

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