Coach Nicole's Favorites: BOSU Squat with Press

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In this series of videos, Coach Nicole demonstrates some of her favorite exercises--moves that she actually uses to stay in shape. This ''triple threat'' exercise works your upper body, lower body and core muscles while also helping improve your balance.

About the BOSU Squat with Overhead Press Exercise
  • Fitness Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Equipment Needed: BOSU Balance trainer and dumbbells
  • Type of Exercise: Strength and balance training
  • Muscles Worked: Shoulders, Core (abs, obliques, lower back) and legs (glutes, quads, hamstrings)
  • Safety Tip: This is not an exercise for beginners, or for people with balance issues.

Member Comments

  • Do you have any Sitercises videos. I can not stand for a minute without holding on. - 1/5/2015 7:16:51 AM
  • Have to say I am glad my personal trainers do NOT use things like the bosa ball. I already have a balance problem, and could not use that device. YET, I have gained over all strength like you would not believe! - 12/6/2014 9:03:34 PM
  • Great video, but it would great if Bosu balls were not so expensive. - 2/8/2014 6:07:49 AM
  • I like to use the bosu with the flat part on top. Is that just as good exercise as if you stand on the squishy part? I hate it when my feet slide to the side of my shoes. Thank you in advance. - 11/12/2013 4:13:19 PM
  • Great demonstration. Love the exercise - 10/1/2013 11:16:15 PM
  • Good demonstration, how do you modify if your knees give you problems? - 8/21/2013 8:17:20 PM
  • Holy crap. I can barely do squats sans dumbbells on the BOSU ball. - 7/3/2013 11:11:18 AM
  • Great video. - 5/28/2013 2:02:29 PM
  • take deep breathes helps you to relax n balance - 5/7/2013 1:53:07 PM
  • I wasn't able to watch this video. I'll try to watch it later from another pc... - 5/7/2013 1:40:02 PM
  • For all the folks griping about the ads...simply add an Ad Blocker to your browser. I've used one for over a year on this site and I don't encounter any bothersome ads at all. Such a simple solution! - 4/1/2013 7:46:30 PM
  • Anyone have best place to purchase BOSU?? About how much they should cost??
    Thanks!! Anything that trains your body balance is a good thing!!!
    gmondello thanks you : ) - 3/23/2013 6:11:02 PM
  • This exercise segment is too advanced for me at this point but maybe some day! Meanwhile, on a free site, you have to expect commercials. It's the price to be paid. As someone once said, "Ain't nothin in life free." - 3/21/2013 9:29:09 PM
  • If you don't like the commercials, perhaps you would prefer a program that you pay to use so you don't have to watch them. While the commercial plays, I mute my computer and busy myself for a few seconds especially if I'm getting ready to "do" the exercise along witht the video. Thank you Chris, Coach Nicole and all the Spark folks for giving us this great opportunity. I personally have lost over 25 lbs putting me at my ultimate goal weight since October! I could never have done it without SP! You ROCK!! - 3/21/2013 8:55:43 PM
  • If you object to the commercial particularly on this one because the ratio of 30 seconds of advertising to 1-and-a-half minutes of video is too high, you might be missing the point.

    The actual exercise is only about 3 seconds long to do one rep. Thatís 1/10 of the commercial length! BUT the benefit of the video isnít from *watching* it, itís from *doing* the exercise. And if you can *do* it for more than a minute and a half, so much the better. - 3/21/2013 1:23:57 PM