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Explosive Posterior Lunge to BOSU® Balance Trainer

by Anthony Carey, MA

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The explosive posterior lunge with the BOSU Balance Trainer is an exercise where we use the BOSU for its elasticity properties rather than its balance properties. Start with the BOSU sitting on a mat. Because there is a tendency for it to slide a little bit, try to put it against a wall or on a nonslip surface. Then do a posterior lunge and reach back with your right leg, driving it into the BOSU so that you get a rebound effect, which helps with the quickness and the drive that you'll have with that leg. If you want to progress this exercise, do a little leap where you're leaving the ground, and you're having to recover as you come down on your left leg. If you want to regress this exercise, get rid of the BOSU and do the same movement where you're still touching the ground in the back, but not getting the elasticity of the BOSU behind you.

About the Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA

Anthony Carey, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA, owns Function First in San Diego, California. He holds a master?s degree in biomechanics and athletic training, and is an internationally-recognized speaker on biomechanics, posture, motor control and musculoskeletal pain and function. As a best-selling author, his work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Anthony is also the inventor of the Core-Tex.