Stability Exercise Using A Bosu Ball

Golf Digest fitness editor Ron Kaspriske demonstrate an exercise that will work several upper-body muscle groups at once using a Bosu ball.

Released on 7/29/2016

Transcript

00:00
You know, I want you to close your eyes the next time
00:03
you're in the gym and you see some guy standing on an
00:05
unstable surface, like mimicking their back swing or
00:08
their through swing. I don't know what they're trying
00:11
to do and I can assure you there'll never be a time
00:13
on a golf course when you'll have to hit a shot from a
00:15
Bosu ball. Forget all that unstable training in terms
00:18
of the lower body. Instability training is great for the
00:22
upper body but you need a stable base to do anything
00:26
athletic. Your body won't let you do it unless it feels
00:29
like it is nice and firmly planted. So if you want to use
00:32
a Bosu for something that's actually useful,
00:36
flip it over
00:39
and do push-ups on it.
00:42
Just like that.
00:44
So, what's the difference? Well, the difference is my feet
00:47
were firmly planted on the ground. My brain says, Hey, I'm
00:50
okay, I'm nice and stable. I can perform this exercise. And
00:53
by flipping it over, man, all these rotator cuff muscles, my
00:56
shoulder, my scapula, my chest, everything, even my triceps,
00:59
have to work to perform that exercise. It's a great one to
01:02
try if you got a Bosu. Flip it over and do the push ups.
01:06
Thanks for watching. We'll see you next Friday.
More from golfdigest.com
Equipment The Complete Hot List
Equipment The Complete Hot List
Golf Culture Most Annoying Golfers
Golf Culture Most Annoying Golfers
Instruction How To Do Everything
Instruction How To Do Everything
News & Tours Blog: Stay In The Loop
News & Tours Blog: Stay In The Loop
Ranking 100 Greatest Courses
Ranking 100 Greatest Courses
Cover Story Paulina Gretzky
Cover Story Paulina Gretzky