Elevated Bosu Push-Ups

Advanced Level of Difficulty

The elevated Bosu push-up is a challenging upper body strength exercise that targets the chest, shoulders and arms.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


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Chest

Strengthening the chest muscles will help you push things easily and effortlessly. The muscles in your chest help stabilize your shoulder joint, which reduces your vulnerability shoulder joint injuries. Working your chest muscles also has an aesthetic factor (body contouring).

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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


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Bosu

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

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Bench

A weight training bench is a piece of equipment that has a resemblance to a normal (e.g. park) bench, but is cushioned and designed for use in the weight room.

Exercise Instructions


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Step 1

Start in a push-up position with your hands on the side of the Bosu and your feet elevated on the bench.

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Step 2

Lower yourself down into the bottom position of the push-up with full control.

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Step 3

Press yourself back up to the starting position making sure to keep your back flat throughout the entire range of motion.