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Forced To Seek Balance For A Better Workout
Los Angeles Times · September 20, 2004
By Karen Voight

Reverse curls take on a new dimension when you perform them on a Bosu trainer or wobble board. Because the platform offers an unstable surface, your upper body must find and maintain balance while you challenge your core muscles. With this one exercise, you'll double your results in less time.

1 Begin by kneeling in front of the wobble board or Bosu trainer (turn the Bosu dome side down). Place your forearms on the platform with your elbows below your shoulders and your chest over the center of the platform. Straighten your legs and tighten your abdominals to create a straight line with your body.

2 Slowly lift your hips and curl your trunk by bending your knees. Think of pulling your lower ribcage toward your hips. The platform should tilt toward your knees. Pause in this position, then slowly straighten your legs and return to the starting plank position. Perform eight to 10 reps, rest for 20 seconds and repeat for a total of three sets.

This article originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times in the "Good Form" feature of the Health Section. "Good Form" is updated with a new Karen Voight article each Monday.