Looking for a sure way to burn those abs and strengthen your core? Try these 3 BOSU ab exercises!
I’ll be straight with you guys here – ab exercises are not my favorite. I don’t know about you guys but I just get so.dang.bored with them! Half the time I feel like I’m just laying on the ground getting ready for a nap, which is probably why I never train my abs.
When I do train my abs however, I make sure that the core work I am doing is intense. I don’t do it often so when I do it I need to make sure that I am getting my money’s worth! The following BOSU ab exercises are my go-to moves for when I am looking to train my abs.
Not only do they train the lower, upper and obliques but they are also fun! Aka not boring 😉
My 3 Favorite Bosu Ab Exercises
Just a head’s up on these exercises – they are not for the weak at heart! These are some intense ab exercises that require a lot of balance [core!] and strength so don’t be discouraged if you can’t do them very well at first. Just keep practicing and you’ll get there!
BOSU Side Plank Front Kick
Begin with your left forearm flat on the round side of the BOSU ball with your legs stacked on top of each other to the side, just like a side plank. Lift your body off the ground. Slowly kick your right foot forward while bringing your right hand out to touch your toe. Touch, then reverse the movement. Continue for desired reps on one side before switching to the other.
BOSU Bird Dog [advanced]
A traditional Bird Dog pose is performed with one knee and one hand down, however this BOSU Bird Dog is exponentially more difficult. Feel free to place your knee on top of the BOSU and your hands flat on the ground in a traditional Bird Dog if this move is too tough!
To begin, place both hands on top of the round side of the BOSU ball with your feet straight back behind you in a push-up position. With a straight, flat back, lift your right arm while lifting your left leg. Hold at the top, then bring your knee in to your chest while bringing your elbow to your knee. Reverse the movement and straighten back out. Continue for desired reps on one side before switching to the other.
BOSU Pike to Toe Touch
Begin in a pike position, with both feet on the BOSU ball and your hands flat on the mat. Push your hips back until your body forms a V – this is a pike. Remain in pike while you bring your left foot under and across your body while bringing your right hand down to touch your left toe. Hold for a beat before returning back to the starting position. Switch sides and continue.
I know that this isn’t a full blown workout but that doesn’t mean that Opie didn’t pop into a photo or two! As you can see she decided to jump in while I was trying to snap the side plank kicks. She’s sneaky too! I didn’t even see her coming before she was in my face.
And just like that my BOSU mini-series is over with! I hope that you guys will be able to try out one [or all!] of these BOSU workouts – and let me know how you liked it [or hated it]. Remember that since both the lower and upper BOSU workouts are only 20 minutes, you can totally combine the two for a full 40 minute workout. All you need is a BOSU ball! And of course don’t forget to throw a few of the above exercises in there so you can train abs too 😉
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This post is linked up with The Fit Foodie Mama for Wild Workout Wednesday!
What is your favorite core exercise?