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No balance disc. Use bosu?

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    Curry Gallagher
    Participant

    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?

    Thanks!

    #13073
    David Warden
    Keymaster

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

    #13102

    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!

    Best,

    #13122
    Curry Gallagher
    Participant

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

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