Beginner Bosu Plank-Ups

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The beginner Bosu plank up is a challenging beginner level exercise that targets the shoulders, arms and core.


Picture of Shoulders


The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

Picture of Triceps


Triceps are an often forgotten muscle group. Triceps are located on the opposite side of the biceps at the back of the upper arm. Well strengthened and defined triceps make the arm look bigger and sleeker (reducing the "flabby arm" look).

Equipment Used

Picture of Bosu


The BOSU balance trainer stands for "Both Sides Utilized" and is most often used for balance training, various athletic drills and aerobic activities.

Exercise Instructions

beginner bosu plank-ups - step 1

Step 1

Start with your knees placed on top of the Bosu, your ankles crossed over and your back flat.

beginner bosu plank-ups - step 2

Step 2

Lower yourself into a plank position and then press your body back up into a push-up posiiton.

beginner bosu plank-ups - step 3

Step 3

Repeat this one one side and then complete the same number of repetitions on the other.