-Do You BOSU?-
Here’s a little vid clip of me discussing the BOSU balance trainer. In a nutshell, my opinion is this: if you can’t do an exercise on the ground, why in the hell would you do it on top of a squishy, unstable bubble?
Sounds crazy, right?
Well, a gazillion trainers out there are guilty of having their clients do exercises using this device when the time isn’t right. It’s irresponsible, in my opinion, and not only ridiculous, but unsafe…and just plain dumb…and…and…
I mean, we fitness professionals are supposed to be helping our clients progress, NOT regress. It’s pretty evident that a trainer who has their elderly female client doing squats on top of this thing, when she can barely squat on the ground, is a dumbass. I’m sorry for the potty mouth, but i’m on my soapbox! 😀 Having a client perform exercises that encourage faulty movement patterns is a BAD thing! This would be an example, because if this particular client can’t squat to begin with, the BOSU sure as hell ain’t gonna help!
Hopefully grandma doesn’t fall off the BOSU, leading to a fractured hip and a lawsuit!
You get my point.
So…if you’re at the right level to give these exercises a whirl, do so! What are your opinions on BOSU training? Have you witnessed a trainer having a client do exercises that were obviously not right for them? I want to hear from you! Leave me some comment love!
Yours in Health,