Building a better athlete from the ground up begins with foundational strength development.
A durable and reinforced foundation is essential not only for athletic performance but also for injury prevention. A fully functional athlete will maintain flexibility and a wide range of joint motion while developing the core and periphery musculature needed for performance.
Foundational flexibility, range of motion, and strength can all be trained and prepped with proper warm up techniques and body weight movements. But there is one tool that was designed to take foundational athletic strength training to the next level.
The BOSU Elite by WeckMethod is designed with the athlete in mind. It is what you might call the “BOSU 2.O.” This version of the BOSU can help any athlete or fitness enthusiast improve speed, power, body mechanics, and balance. The first major difference you will notice is the black high density dome. This provides increased resistance or more “push back” when executing plyometric movements.
Upon closer examination, you will notice markings and indentations on the BOSU Elite. These are targeted training areas that are referred to in the specialized WeckMethod programming that is included with this version.
The “Power Line” runs across the diameter of the dome and is designated with numbers. These numbers are referred to in the WeckMethod programming for proper foot or hand placement to align the body appropriately for a specific exercise. The Power Line is a built in and highly visual reference tool for you to use when coaching an individual or group of athletes.
The “Power Zone” is characterized as the larger, honeycomb surface area of the dome. When standing in the Power Zone, with the toes lined up on the Power Line, the hips and spine are in neutral alignment to maximally engage core muscles and create a strong, athletic position. Training in the Power Zone can create a reinforced core strength for optimal return on movement and rotation.
The BOSU Elite comes with several educational tools to help you maximize your training:
- Full workout DVD featuring an introduction to the BOSU Elite as well as sample exercises and technique instruction
- A Wall Chart displaying 11 exercises complete with QR code scanning for further video instruction
- Online access to a comprehensive exercise library
WeckMethod’s RMT Club and BOSU Elite are often paired together to provide an endless combination of core and strength exercises. However, this unique equipment combination is designed to work together to produce results far beyond traditional expectations. Pairing the BOSU Elite with the RMT Club will enhance your athlete’s performance not only by improving balance and core strength but also by allowing for coordination and non-dominant side training.
Foundational strength is the first step to building a better athlete from the ground up. A strong core and reinforced foundation are the perfect platform upon which to start building more of the skills it takes to compete at the next level – in sport and in life.