This article was updated May 2023.
Balance is a crucial skill everyone needs to develop for proper movement. Although children need to master the art of balance, the skill is also crucial for adults. Older adults most commonly suffer injuries from falls due to a lack of balance. Heavy falls can lead to severe injuries like hip fractures, broken bones, and head injuries. In extreme cases, falls can also lead to brain damage.
Maintaining balance is vital as adults age; it can help reduce injuries and increase stability. Like any other skill, maintaining balance is a skill you can learn and develop over time. Developing core strength and stabilisation is necessary to carry out several daily activities. These activities include standing upright, bending over to pick something up, getting out of bed, and walking in your neighbourhood.
Due to its benefits, maintaining balance has become a core part of the exercise routine of millions of people globally. As a result, several pieces of gym equipment are now available for balance exercises. One of the most popular products in this category is the BOSU Balance Pods.
What are BOSU® Balance Pods?
The BOSU Balance Pods are small, dome-shaped tools that help improve balance, core strength, and stability. A variation of the BOSU ball (an inflatable ball split in half), the BOSU Balance Pods are smaller and can be used individually or in pairs. They have a flat base on one side and a textured dome on the other.
By working the upper and lower body, you’ll also be developing core strength and stability, which is important for overall good health and fitness.
You can use the balance pods with the flat side down for a more stable base or with the dome side down for more balance challenges. The raised rings provide grip and comfort for the hands and feet.
As previously stated, the BOSU Balance Pods help facilitate different exercises that improve users’ balance and stability. They are often used in fitness and rehabilitation settings to improve strength, flexibility, and overall fitness.
The BOSU Balance Pods are beneficial for several exercises that improve and strengthen the user’s core strength. These exercises include the Single Leg Bridge, Bird Dog Pulse, and Planks Up Downs.
The BOSU® Balance Pods allow you to get a total body workout as you simultaneously improve your balance, coordination, and agility.
Benefits of using BOSU® Balance Pods
Incorporate the BOSU® Balance Pods with a BOSU® Ballast® Ball or any BOSU® Balance Trainer. Some of the reasons to love this equipment include:
- Develops total body muscular endurance
- Improves strength and flexibility
- Improves dynamic balance and agility
- Builds core strength and stability
- Enhances body awareness and coordination
- Textured bottom to prevent sliding
- Made in the USA
- Phthalate free
The BOSU® Balance Pods are 6 inches in diameter, portable and tough.
Already used by top trainers around the globe and elite athletes, add the Balance Pods to your client’s workout in 2020. Use as a stand alone balance trainer or in conjunction with any BOSU® Balance Trainer.
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