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If you are new to a bosu ball, you may want to read my other posts on the subject. You can find those here and here.

You may have also noticed that it looks a little unstable or even dangerous. The truth is, you can get hurt using one if you don’t know what you are doing or you overlook some basic safety tips. If you are trying to figure out how to use your bosu ball safely for your various exercises, then consider these safety tips.

Use a Flat Surface

You may be thinking that using a flat surface is somewhat common knowledge. The truth is, that it may not be. You may feel that the area you are using is flat and it is not, or it is not as stable as you think it is. For example, the ground outside may look flat when in fact it is not and now you have not only the issue of keeping your own balance on the bosu ball but also fighting the balance against the ground. Make sure your ground or surface is flat, even, and stable. This will help you keep your balancing and placement safe.

Practice on the Floor First

The whole point of using a bosu ball is the balance. This means that you need to know what that balance feels like. You need to know what that muscle grouping feels like. To do this, to ensure you are balancing properly, you should try the workout on the floor first. Make sure that you know how far apart you need your hands or feet to be. Make sure that you know where your placement is so you can be aware when you try to reset that balance.

Know your Space

You may not think about the space of your workout as all that important, but when you are using a bosu ball or any exercise ball for that matter, it can be huge. You need to know how far you can spread your arms or legs before you have no more space. You need to know how to move your body in the space your bosu ball gives to prevent slipping and causing injury. Your space placement and knowing your actual physical limits is vital.

By keeping these safety tips in mind, you will be able to use your bosu ball effectively without injury. Keep in mind, the biggest tip is to take your time and go slow with your placement. By keeping that in mind first and foremost, you will already be halfway there on your safe use of the bosu ball.

All the best,


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