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The innovative Bosu is one of the best pieces of equipment for ab and back exercises. It is shaped like a dome, and can be used on either its dome or platform side. because it challenges your balance, exercises performed on the Bosu will engage your deep core muscles. For example, you can perform a basic crunch with your feet on the platform side. As you curl your torso from the floor, if your core muscles are not properly engaged, the Bosu will "wobble."
The Bosu is also an excellent piece of equipment for performing ab and back exercises simultaneously. Place the Bosu with its dome side up. Lie down and extend your head and shoulders over the dome. Bend your knees, and keep your feet flat on the floor. Rest your finger tips at the edge of your head. Inhale to prepare. As you exhale, curl your torso, and focus on your knees. Inhale as you return. You will be doing an ab exercise on the curl, and a back exercise on the extension.