View Full Version : can someone explain this?

10-24-2008, 10:01 PM
wtf is this?

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Travis Bell
10-24-2008, 10:16 PM
nonsense :)

Eric Downey
10-24-2008, 10:56 PM
Yes very point less but its called a BOSU Ball. You can use both sides of it. Still very pointless, but if you've ever tried to stand on the thing you can have some appreciation for what he did.

10-24-2008, 11:03 PM
One legged squats can build your hammies, but what's the point of doing it with a bosu ball?

10-25-2008, 12:52 AM
well the point of the bosu ball requires you to use your stablizer muscles to balance your self making that lift alot more difficult than if he did that on a flat surface. not only that but for a man of his age whcih appears to be atleast over 45 that cannot be good on his knees he had some balls being able to do that... he did almost east **** right at the end coming off it. still that was intense but none the less nonsense.

10-25-2008, 08:22 AM
Unilateral RDL's off a bosu ball..... surely a staple in all high level athlete's training.

10-25-2008, 10:52 AM
I think thats Kenny Rogers.

I miss his Chicken.

Ryan Hale
10-25-2008, 11:16 AM
Kenny Rogers or not,what a gambler.:)

Ryan Hale

10-25-2008, 11:20 AM

Its the wood that makes it good.

Jorge Sanchez
10-25-2008, 11:49 AM
That looks hard, but useless.

10-25-2008, 05:23 PM
Crazy old man. New Yorker too, he's listening to the Mets local broadcast in the video.

Irish Pilot
10-25-2008, 06:22 PM
Man that had the potential to be so funny.

10-25-2008, 07:16 PM

10-25-2008, 07:50 PM
I don't think there is an explanation.

Eric Downey
10-25-2008, 10:54 PM
One legged squats can build your hammies, but what's the point of doing it with a bosu ball?

The ball makes you use stabilizers muscles that you wont normally use. Look I'm not saying go buy one but it does have it purpose in core training.

10-26-2008, 06:13 AM
He is a frequent poster over on johnstonefitness.com. I believe this is the original post (http://forums.johnstonefitness.com/showpost.php?p=572657&postcount=90) where he talks about it.

10-27-2008, 10:16 AM
oh, didnt know he was posting somewhere, i just stumbled across it on youtube.

10-27-2008, 01:58 PM
Looks like the way I DL when I don't have my prosthetic on. Minus the bosu ball..

Althou I love working with a bosu for core workouts and BB style training lol.

10-27-2008, 01:59 PM
Lots of athletes use The Bosu in their training with great results. Most high level training facilities that are specific to training high level athletes make use of them. Give it a try you'll appreciate what he is doing more. Try pistal squats, one leged stiffs like he was doing even balancing on one foot is a challenge for most people who have never used one.

10-27-2008, 02:02 PM
i have no doubt its challenging, especially one legged SLDLing 225 on one. and with his age as a factor, my hat goes off to him.

10-27-2008, 02:42 PM
Despite what his post says, I doubt thats going to help your overall deadlift much more than just regular SLDL's or goodmornings or whatever compound exercise you want to choose that doesn't involve a bosu ball would. That being said, it *does* look like it would help your ankle strength, which would be good if you're someone who sprains their ankle once every 6-9 months (like me). Still, there are probably safer ways of going about this.