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Increase Your Intensity With a Medicine Ball

Try these 4 moves to maximize your exercise routine.

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Medicine balls are a fantastic workout tool that adds a new intensity to your regular moves. If you're just starting out, opt for a lighter set to start and amp up the intensity when you're ready with a heavier ball. 

Medicine ball for abs: Lay on your back with your legs on the floor or your knees bent at a 90 degree angle. Hold the medicine ball to your chest and slowly lift your shoulders off the floor about 4 inches, as you do this bring the ball up towards the ceiling, hold , then lower yourself back to the floor.

Medicine ball for chest: Get into a pushup position with one hand on the floor and the other on a medicine ball. Complete a pushup, roll the ball to the other hand and repeat.

Medicine ball for back: Lay on your stomach with arms and legs out, like you’re flying. Hold the medicine ball between your hands and quickly raise your arms and legs off the ground at the same time while keeping your head up. Hold for 2 seconds then return to rest position. 

Medicine ball for legs: Stand holding the medicine ball at your chest. Lower yourself into a squatting position as if sitting in a chair. Push down through your heels and stand up straight.

I love using Medicine Balls with my clients because they’re good for all different kinds of body types. Comment below and tell me how you’re going to use medicine balls in your workout.

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