Bosu 3D System Balance Trainer
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- Balance training system for strengthening and coordinating core muscle groups
- Ideal for performing lunges, curls, shoulder raises, hip extensions, flies, and more
- Includes balance bar and adjustable resistance tubing for workout flexibility
- Boosts performance across wide range of activities, including sports and recreation
- 300-pound weight limit; includes a Total Body Blast workout DVD
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The all new BOSU 3D System not only opens the door to balance training for beginners, it offers variation and versatility to seasoned BOSU Trainers. Bosu Balance Trainer included.
Appropriate for everyone from elite athletes to kids to weekend warriors trying to stay in shape, the Bosu 3D System Balance Trainer helps you strengthen and coordinate several major muscle groups, including the muscles you don't see. The 3D System targets your core muscles--the muscles around your abdominal and back area--while you perform a host of different workouts, from lunges and bicep curls to lateral shoulder raises and hip extensions.
At the heart of the 3D system is a multipurpose, modular exercise platform with a balance ball surface in the middle. The platform serves as an exercise base by itself, but also attaches to an included balance bar and adjustable resistance tubing to give you even more workout flexibility. The balance bar makes the 3D System more accessible to beginners, but also encourages seasoned Bosu users to create a more varied and versatile workout program. The system also includes a workout program on DVD.
What's in the Box?
BOSU balance trainer, balance bar, adjustable resistance tubing, air pump, Total Body Blast workout DVD, owner's manual
Invented by David Weck, the BOSU Balance Trainer debuted in 2000 and quickly became one of the most successful fitness training products on the market. Originally, the name "BOSU" was an acronym for Both Sides Up. It meant that the BOSU Balance Trainer could be used on either side, the dome or the platform. Today, the term BOSU has evolved beyond the product to now mean Both Sides Utilized, a mindful approach to exercise that is a step beyond traditional training. This clarity of who BOSU is and what they want to offer inspired the development of additional BOSU products and programming, all of which are grounded in exercise science and proven in real-life application.
BOSU Training is about expanding movement capabilities, reshaping bodies, and strengthening minds. It's about inserting thought into movement, being physically involved, and also being present and fully engaged in the training process. BOSU's products are known industry-wide for training balance, enhancing flexibility, and delivering killer cardio workouts. They have an unprecedented reputation for building strength and fine tuning skills for sport. But on their own, BOSU products are just molded plastic, weighted rubber, and stability balls with secret filling. You have to engage them in order to bring them to life! So, beyond their products, BOSU offers a system of mindful action, intentional movement, and smart science that produces results.
The BOSU training approach makes certain that when you get on the BOSU Balance Trainer or move with the BOSU Ballast Ball, you will get everything from a feel-good, get-fit, no-regrets training tool. Even more than that, you get an intelligent training method that transcends any piece of fitness equipment.
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I went to use it last month and the Bosu ball dome was FLAT!!! I added more air and, used it and the next day it was flat again. I did this repeatedly during the last month. Last night, the Bosu didn't even last through ONE exercise session. The Bosu is now useless. A web search shows this is a common issue with this equipment. Many have stated the leak is from the white plug. I checked for air leaks using a soap solution (look for bubbles) and there was NO leaking at the plug.
Before you purchase this item, read the reviews and do web searches for air leaks in Bosu balls. I strongly recommend NOT buying this product as it breaks after so little use. (I rated it "ONE STAR")
2013-Jan Update: The manufacturer replaced the defective ball and was great to deal with. Since I had nothing to lose at this point, I figured I try to repair the original Bosu in case my replacement ever failed - I'd know how!
This repair plan worked WELL for me, so I thought I'd share it.
Pump the ball up and replace the plug and check for leaks. It is VERY LIKELY the plug is NOT leaking and thus not your problem. If the plug is OK, then proceed below.
Take the nuts/bolts out that hold the black base together. Pull the blue Bosu out of the black frame. Pump the BOSU up and put plug back in. Mix dishwashing hand soap about 1 part soap to 3 parts warm water - mix and do not shake - you want a bubble free solution. Pour the diluted soap all over the ball and look for bubbles. Bubbles indicate a leak. When you find a leak, dry that area off and mark it with a permanent marker (ie Sharpie). Examine the whole ball.
When you have found all of the leaks, rinse the soap off of the ball and dry with a towel. Deflate the ball until it is soft, but somewhat inflated. For each leak as shown by the Sharpie, wash with 91% rubbing alcohol (do one hole at a time - marker ink my come off). Dry with a paper towel.
Put a spot of "Shoe Goo" or "GOOP" adhesive on the hole. Wet your finger with saliva (yes, gross sounding, but that's about the only liquid that I found works!) and smooth over the Shoe Goo or Goop with your saliva wetted finger. Let it dry overnight. Do this for each hole.
Re-assemble the Bosu ball into the black base and inflate to the recommended 10" height. Bosu ball should now be leak-free! I raised the rating to "THREE STARS" since the manufacturer was good to deal with and it looks like the owner can repair the ball at little cost and effort.
I agree that putting the base together was surprisingly difficult: parts did not align as easily as they should have, despite my following the directions very carefully. Frankly, the base doesn't have much value to me; I really didn't need the balance assistance even when I started. Also, I haven't yet been able to adjust the length of the rubber straps: I can't get the mechanism to lock, so it just keeps springing open again. It isn't a really big deal (I just move further away from the base to increase the tension), but in principle they ought to work better.
I don't feel that the BOSU gives me as much exercise as my elliptical; certainly my heart rate doesn't get as high. However, it does exercise muscles that wouldn't have gotten much of a workout from the elliptical. Not only is that inherently good, but I have fewer problems with soreness.
So, all in all, I wouldn't characterize myself as a huge BOSU fan, but I'm glad to have it.
One drawback - it's not all that easy to store. I had hoped the 3D system would fold down or something similar to store away quickly, but that's not the case. You can take off the top handles easily, but you'd still need a relatively large space to store the entire thing in. So, you may end up just leaving it fully assembled wherever you put it together. It's not an eyesore exactly, but it'd be nice to have it disassemble a bit so it could fit under a bed or in a small space.
Overall, though, it's a very good product and I think I'll get more than my money's worth out of it in exercise.