This is an abdominal exercise that uses the Bosu. The Bosu crunch and stand combines the squat and crunch in a functional exercise that strengthens and conditions the abs and legs. This is a great exercise to get your legs ready for the summer months.
Step 1. Start position as in left image. Feet roughly 30cm away from the edge of the Bosu.
Step 2. Keep the small of your back pushed down into the ball.
Step 3. Squeeze your abs and crunch forwards.
Step 4. As you near the top of the crunch, push through your heels into a standing position.
(If you cannot complete the full movement, continue to try and stand after each crunch. Eventually you will build enough strength to complete in full.)
Step 5. At the end of each rep, lower yourself back down into the start position and repeat.
Step 6. If the exercise is too easy, you can perform holding a medicine ball to your chest (intermediate) or above your head (advanced).
Complete 10-20 reps or as many as possible in 60 seconds
Muscles worked – core, quads, hamstrings, glutes, calves. It will also raise your heart rate.
Bosus can be found on the gym floor at The Lensbury Health and Fitness Centre.
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