The BOSU Single Leg Jump is a heart pumping exercise that strengthens the core, improves agility and balance, while working the shoulders, thighs and legs. The Single Leg BOSU Jump is more difficult than BOSU Lateral Jumps, as it requires greater agility and balance.
INSTRUCTIONS: Step up to the BOSU on left foot and take 3 lateral jumps from BOSU to floor to BOSU. Repeat for 3 rounds. Then jump from BOSU to BOSU for 3 to 4 rounds. Switch to your right foot and repeat the routine. Keep knees slightly bent during the exercise. Hold arms outward to assist with balance.
Avoid leaning forward, and maintain a steady pace as you jump. The point is to control the exercise. Faster isn’t always better. Start the exercise with a slow warm-up, and finish with a cool-down by slowing your pace to a gradual stop.
WHY YOU SHOULD DO THIS EXERCISE: Single Leg Jumps are suitable as a warm-up prior to strength training, or as part of a cardio circuit training routine. You can also use it to recharge your energy, while taking a break from your laptop.
MODIFICATIONS: 1) No BOSU? No problem. Do the Single Leg Jumps on the floor, while using the same movement pattern. You can also substitute the BOSU with a Foam Cushion. Similar to the BOSU, the cushion isn’t stable, but not as difficult as the BOSU. 2) Allow opposite foot to touch the floor to assist with balance.
EXERCISE DOs and DONTs – As with all exercise programs, when using exercise videos that appear on this site, you need to use common sense. If your muscles are weak, either do the modifications, or don’t attempt this exercise if it’s too difficult for you. When starting an exercise program, be sure to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider