Saturday, December 16, 2017

BOSU, Surge Storm, and Kamagon: Three Companies, One Great Workout...


What began as the launch of one of the most innovative products the fitness industry has ever seen, turned out to be just the start of a journey that continues to expand, shape and define functional training. Invented by David Weck, the BOSU Balance Trainer debuted in 2000 and quickly became one of the most successful fitness training products in the world. 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 we are and what we 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. It’s about asking our clients, fitness students and athletes to be physically involved, but to also be present and fully engaged in the training process. It doesn’t matter if you’re facing the toughest competition of your athletic career, looking to return to a fitter you, or just starting out. BOSU Training can see you through it all with new challenges and exercise progressions always just around the corner. It's a great workout.

BOSU 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. You have to engage them in order to bring them to life! So, beyond their products, they offer 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 get everything you ever wanted 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.

BOSU PRO Balance Trainer.
The BOSU PRO Balance Trainer challenges the entire body with integrated, multi-joint movement that requires muscle groups to work together. Currently used in health, fitness, sports conditioning and rehabilitation facilities, and known industry-wide for training balance, building strength, fine tuning skills for sport, enhancing flexibility, and delivering killer cardio workouts, the BOSU Pro Balance Trainer challenges the entire body with integrated, multi-joint movement that requires muscle groups to work together. Use the BOSU Pro Balance Trainer dome or platform side down, combine it with other equipment, or use it as a stand-alone product to make any exercise fun, challenging, and effective. It's available in blue with “Made in the USA” logo, light grey rim, and a black, dually over molded platform for extra strength with a smooth, non-skid, non-marking base. The set includes BOSU Pro Balance Trainer, dual action hand pump, trilingual owner’s manual and BOSU Integrated Balance Training Manual and DVD. Maximum user weight is 350 pounds.

Improve the versatility, intensity, and usability of the BOSU Balance Trainer, and add an adjustable resistance training tool to your workouts with POWERSTAX,  the add-on that is designed to elevate the BOSU Balance Trainer by 4 inches, partially stabilize the BOSU Balance Trainer in a platform side up or down position, and create unpredictable resistance challenges when filled with up to 30 lbs. of water. Similar to the BOSU Balance Trainer, POWERSTAX is ideal for all ages and skill levels.

Ballast Ball. 
The BOSU Ballast Ball stays put, so your ball does not wander during your workout. Constructed of high quality, burst-resistant material, it has a six-sided surface design for proper alignment and positioning and has 2.5 lbs. of multi-dimensional load, which provides a fun, visual effect and audible feedback during lifting, shifting, and shaking exercises. With the BOSU Ballast Ball, individuals can perform exercise progressions and dynamic drills that are not possible on a regular stability ball. Available in translucent light blue with 2.5 lbs. white multi-dimensional load, it inflates between 55cm and 65cm. The set includes BOSU Ballast Ball, foot pump, owner’s manual and workout DVD. Maximum user weight – 300 lbs.

Kamagon Ball.

Fitness Takes a New Bounce. Meet the Kamagon Ball, a breakthrough product in sports performance solutions, the next step in the evolution of fitness training. Not the workout fad du jour, but the first product in the next wave of functional, focused fitness. The Kamagon Ball's hydro-inertia delivers superior efficiency and results - for weekend warriors or extreme athletes. It's cutting edge, safer than current equipment, made in the USA, and the secret is, just add water.

The Kamagon Ball was designed to bridge the gap in functional fitness training. Most exercises target only an isolated muscle group and seldom teach the body how to utilize the core. The Kamagon Ball automatically eliminates both issues. The Kamagon Ball does more than simply train a group of muscles; it also teaches you how to use your body in the most effective and efficient manner. The Kamagon Ball is a destabilized weight that uses the principle of Hydro-Inertia to work your muscles while simultaneously training the nervous system. This is a key to strength, speed and overall fitness.

Hydro-Inertia is: The utilization of water to create an unstable resistance that increases core strength and stability during exercise. The majority of instability products currently on the market are primarily used as a base that you sit, stand or lay down on. By utilizing Hydro-Inertia technology in the Kamagon Ball, you take away the limitations that are found in products that are limited to postural instability. With the Kamagon Ball you are able to work instability throughout a full range of motion in routines that engage your entire body. The efficiency of Hydro-Inertia has been proven through recent thermal imaging tests conducted by an independent party using the same amount of weight and same number of repetitions while doing swings with a kettle bell vs. a Kamagon Ball. Additional muscle fibers are recruited utilizing Hydro-Inertia with the Kamagon Ball in the trapezius, deltoids, abdominals, serratus, obliques and hip flexors.

Surge Storm.
Most athletes, trainers and fitness enthusiasts are continually in search of new, cutting-edge training methods to improve health, fitness and performance. The Surge is a specialized training device that utilizes fluid to create a "dynamic" form of resistance. This forces the user to challenge both traditional exercises, as well as sport and activity specific movement patterns. As a result, this training apparatus provides a very unique challenge to the joints and stabilizing structures to resist and control the unpredictable nature of the shifting water within this device.

The Surge uses "living resistance" to create a dynamic movement process that mimics real world movements for your real world life. The fluid shift in the Surge creates an unbalanced, unstable condition that causes the body to constantly adapt to changing forces. The dual vertical and horizontal handles allow hundreds of different movements! The handles also act like baffles, causing the water to “crash” from one end to the other creating an even more dynamic movement of the water. Any possible movement that a person would do in the real world (and some movements that they wouldn’t) can be done with the Surge.

Just like a storm at sea, the water in the Surge Storm creates an unpredictable dynamic resistance. The water creates an unbalanced, unstable condition that causes the body to constantly adapt to changing forces. The sleek new design and restructured handle options provide greater accessibility and comfort while allowing for multiple new exercises and uses. The weight is adjustable and you can add up to 65 pounds of water. The handles and end grips are interchangeable.