Squats on bosu ball upside down with overhead twist

STRENGTH

Preparation:

  1. Begin with a thorough dynamic warm up before starting this exercise; this engages the nervous system.
  2. Maintain good posture throughout the exercise with shoulder blades back and down, good stability through the abdomen, and neutral spine angles.

 

How to Do:

  1. This movement utilizes the BOSU ball with the flat side up.
  2. With the hands to the side of the body, perform a squat movement (for description, see – “squat” in the exercise library).
  3. As you ascend from the squat, raise your hands above the head and pivot through the shoulders and hips to one side.
  4. Repeat squat and rotate to the opposite side.
  5. Repeat for desired number of reps.
  6. Pay close attention to the video link to observe the fluid nature of this exercise.
  7. Do NOT do the following; move the lunging knee away from the body, collapse the trunk (excessive flexion), or round the upper back as these may be signs that the exercise is too advanced.

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