To level up with your workouts, sometimes you have to push your limits and break through those fitness boundaries! One of the key elements to aid in doing this is by developing a strong core.
It’s time to take things to the next level in this blog, with our top 5 medicine ball exercises that will help you build a powerful core! These exercises are not for the faint-hearted, so if you are ready to unleash the lion within, keep reading!
Medicine Ball Russian Twists
Medicine Ball Russian Twists are a great exercise to target your obliques as well as your transverse abdominis, giving you a great core workout!
Begin in a seated position with your feet elevated off the ground and your knees bent. Hold the medicine ball closer to your chest and twist your torso from side to side, touching the ball to the ground beside you with each twist.
Be sure to equalize the amount of repetitions you do on both sides of your body.
Medicine Ball Wall Slams
Find a sturdy wall (preferably concrete or block) and stand facing it, holding the medicine ball above your head. Slam the ball against the wall as hard as you can, catching it on the rebound. This explosive exercise not only engages your core, but also works your upper body, giving you an intense full-body workout.
As you advance with this exercise, you can incorporate variations, such as the chest pass, a chest pass twist, or one-bounce slams.
Medicine Ball Plank Rollouts
This is an advanced exercise that will target your rectus abdominis, and also strengthen core stability. Assume a forearm plank position with your elbows on the ground and your feet hip-width apart. Place the medicine ball under your toes and slowly roll it forward, extending your body into a full plank position. Then roll it back to the starting position.
Medicine Ball Bicycle Crunches
Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Hold the medicine ball with both hands and extend your legs while lifting your shoulders off the ground. Twist your torso to bring the medicine ball to the opposite knee as you pedal your legs in a bicycle motion. This exercise will engage your entire core and give your obliques an awesome workout.
Medicine Ball V-Sits
Sit on the ground with your knees bent and feet lifted off the floor. Hold the medicine ball in front of you, and balance on your sit bones. Lean back slightly, extending your legs, and then return to the starting position. Lift the ball towards your feet as you sit up. This exercise will help to strengthen your rectus abdominis and help you achieve those V-cut abs.
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Before starting any new exercise program, it is essential to consult with your physician or a qualified health and wellness professional, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or concerns regarding your health and fitness. Your safety and well-being should always be your top priority, and a medical profession can provide guidance tailored to your specific needs. Always listen to your body and exercise within your limits. No Slack Just Hustle encourages responsible and safe fitness practices.