One leg on the BOSU?

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Registered: 03-15-2004
One leg on the BOSU?
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Mon, 02-09-2009 - 2:16pm

I saw my physical therapist last week and she recommended single leg balance exercises to help re-align my left leg (which rotates too far inward and is causing my perpetually sore hip). She asked if I had an Airex pad (which I don't) but I mentioned I have a BOSU. She suggested doing single leg balance on the bosu while doing upper body stuff (bicep curls, lateral raises, etc.). So last Friday, I attempt this and nearly kill myself. :P I can stand on one leg on the BOSU for a few seconds but forget about moving my arms around. I'm feeling ridiculously weak right now and have modified to using a half foam roller for the imbalance portion of my upper body exercises.

Can you guys do this? Am I super wimpy? :)

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Registered: 09-02-2004
Mon, 02-09-2009 - 2:55pm

I think I can.

Of course the next progression is do everything with your eyes closed. THAT kills me!





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Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 02-09-2009 - 3:55pm

It just takes practice and you'll get it in no time. I had my class stand on one leg on the BOSU today, other leg on the ball and they pushed it forward and back, to the side and back, and to the back and forward.






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Registered: 03-25-2003
Mon, 02-09-2009 - 4:14pm
use a body bar or a wall to help stabilize you while doing one-legged exercises on the bosu.
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 02-09-2009 - 4:20pm
I'm fairly sure I can increase my stability on the BOSU without a lot of help, but doing upper body exercises seems like an impossibility.
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Registered: 11-09-2001
Mon, 02-09-2009 - 4:59pm
No, I couldn't do that and I have pretty good balance. But it's hard enough to stand and do other things on
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Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 02-09-2009 - 6:20pm
That's a great idea, actually. I have new people in my class do that, just come up to the toes, then barely touch that foot like a tap and eventually they can go without.





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Registered: 11-09-2001
Mon, 02-09-2009 - 10:22pm
I forgot all you guys here are like superheroes so of course you can all balance on one leg! LOL! All while doing the dishes and sorting laundry!! :) Cathy
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Registered: 03-20-2003
Tue, 02-10-2009 - 7:39am
It really is an easy skill to develop, I tell all the new people in my class. The first day, you feel like you can't stand on the BOSU and in a few weeks, you're on one leg, piece of cake.





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Registered: 11-09-2001
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 9:05am

OMG! That's too funny!! I haven't done it enough to really master it or have it help my balance but I love being on it. It's a great workout. I'm posting this other balance equipment I saw on the Today Show. It looks cool but I want to see what everyone thinks of it.


So try to forget that it comes from Tony Little, ok?? :) I don't think it's much of an aerobic workout, if at all, but for balance and lower body work, it looks cool. It reminds me of those wooden boards and wheels that you used to use for skiing - what were they called? Anyway - check it out: http://www.tonylittle.com/detail.aspx?ID=172

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 11:35am
Hmmm, I'll bet you could do that with the BOSU upside down.










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