I've been using the Bosu Ball for my strength and stability training for a while now. I used to focus on just weights, but my PT advised me to try the Bosu Ball. And I'm glad she did!
For those of you that aren't familiar (yet) with the Bosu Ball, this is what it looks like:
You can do all kinds of exercises on this ball and even inflate/deflate it to toughen up your training regime. I'll just sum up my favorite Bosu-exercises below (in pictures). I did not have the chance yet to have photos taken of Miss Weirdo (me, in case you were wondering... ;)) on the Bosu Ball, so: Photo courtesy of Hubpages.
This exercise helped fix the The Calf and The Knee problem. Since I'm battling The Foot (stupid injury) at the moment, I have a chair or wall around just in case I tumble off the Bosu Ball when I'm doing exercises on the injured leg.
This is a great exercise for those of you that want to work on those quads. I actually place my leg a bit more backwards than the girl in the photo does.
Well? What are you waiting for? Find yourself a gym that features the Bosu Ball!
In my opinion the Bosu Ball is a great piece of exercise equipment for runners. I truly feel that the strength and stability work benefits my training as well as my running.
Do you use the Bosu Ball?
Cycling: 4K - 15 min
Stretching: 30 min
Elliptical: 15 min - 5K
Cycling: 30 min - 11K
Running: 15 min - 1.2K - 15% incline - walking
Weights/strength training: 45 min