Virtual Fitness: How To Do BOSU Straddle Jumps

The Four Part BOSU Straddle Jump Is A Heart Pumping Warm-Up That Improves Balance, Core, Shoulder, Thigh Strength, and Agility.
The BOSU Straddle Jump Increases Intensity As You Move Through Each Part
INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Start with both feet on the BOSU. Then, step on and off the BOSU while alternating left and right foot for 3 sets. After the last set, jump onto the BOSU with both feet. Hold the ball throughout the move at chest level. Avoid leaning forward during each phase of the exercise.
2) Step off the BOSU with one foot on the floor, and then follow with the other foot, straddling the BOSU. Then, with both feet, jump onto the BOSU. Repeat this move for 3 repetitions. Hold the ball throughout the move at chest level.
3) With both feet on the BOSU, jump onto the floor into a wide squat straddling the BOSU with your feet. Jump back onto the BOSU. Repeat this move for 3 repetitions. Hold the ball at chest level.
4) Jump off the BOSU into a wide squat with feet straddling the BOSU. As you squat down, touch the ball to the BOSU. Jump back on to the BOSU with both feet, and raise your arms up with the ball over your head. Repeat this move for 3 repetitions.
VARIATION: Hold a heavier ball for more challenge. MODIFICATION: Clasp hands together, instead of holding a ball.

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

Virtual Fitness: How To Do BOSU Single Leg Jumps

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

Virtual Fitness: How To Do BOSU Lateral Jumps

The BOSU Lateral Jump is a heart pumping exercise that strengthens the core, improves agility and balance, while working the shoulders, thighs and legs.
INSTRUCTIONS: Bend knees slightly and start with a slow pace warm-up. Gradually increase the tempo. Avoid leaning forward and maintain an upright posture. Stay in control of the exercise. Poor control will tire you out. To cool down, begin to move slower until you come to a stop.
WHY YOU SHOULD DO THIS EXERCISE: Lateral Jumps are suitable for a warm-up prior to strength training, or as part of a cardio circuit training routine. Or just use it to recharge while taking a break from your laptop.
MODIFICATIONS: 1) No BOSU? No problem. Do Lateral 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 it isn’t as difficult as the BOSU. 2) Don’t move arms back and forth. You can also keep them at your sides instead of bending at the elbows.

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