The Medicine Ball Workout Routine

January 6, 2010 by  
Filed under The Fitness Bug

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Back in 10 ways to do more in less time, i promised that I would share some medicine ball exercises with you. well now you will have to wait no more, here they are.

Note: Go for a ball size of 10 pounds and over. No Less!

The Double Crunch

Instruction

  • Find A good floor mat
  • Lie on your back
  • keep your hips and knees bent and your feet off the floor
  • Rest your hands lightly on your chest.
  • Position the ball between your knees.

Execution

  • Exhale as you lift your shoulders off of the floor and bring your knees toward your chest.
  • Grab the ball with your hands and bring the ball to your chest as you inhale
  • Now return your shoulders and legs to the starting position.
  • Thats one rep
  • Alternate ball positions for the whole set.

2 sets of 12 reps

The Seated Twist

  • Sit on the floor again
  • Keep your back straight but leaning slightly toward the floor (The up position of a sit up)
  • Bend your knees at a 90 degree angle
  • Keep your heels about 15 inches apart while resting on the floor.
  • Hold the ball close to your chest
  • Rotate your torso to the left, and place the ball on the floor behind you.
  • Rotate around to the right, pick up the ball
  • Rotate left, and place it behind you.

Do that 8 to 12 times and then do 8 to 12 more starting with a rotation to your right.

All of that will count for one set.

Reverse Crunch with Knee Drops

  • Lie on your back with your hands resting on the floor by your sides
  • Bend your knees at a 90 degree angle, but keep your feet off of the floor
  • Position the ball between your knees.
  • Keep your lower back on the floor throughout the whole exercise.
  • Tense your abs and pull your knees to your chest
  • Then bring them back to the starting position.
  • Lower your knees to the left and return to the starting position.
  • Drop your knees to your right on the next repetition
  • And then alternate the sides for each rep

2 sets of 12 reps

Do all 3 exercises to make for a complete medicine ball workout.

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