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10 Medicine Ball Moves for a Leaner Body

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2/9/2011 2:30 PM   :  37 comments   :  29,793 Views



Medicine Balls provide a great alternative to the standard free weights and resistance bands many of us own and use for strength training at home. Not only do medicine balls provide us with a larger range of motion compared to other workout equipment, but they also provide us with greater dynamic flexibility. Depending on the weight you choose, medicine balls can be an inexpensive addition to your at home workout equipment while providing you with variety to help keep your workouts fresh, therefore making them a great supplement to your strength training routine.


Glutes and Hamstrings

Bridge on Medicine Ball

Quads, Hamstrings, Obliques

Walking Lunge with Medicine Ball Twist


Quads, Hamstrings, Abs, Obliques, Shoulders

Woodchopper

Figure Eights

Shoulders, Back and Chest

Medicine Ball Pullover

Pectorals, Latissimus dorsi, Deltoids, and Triceps

Lying Overhead Pullover

Obliques, Arms, Abs

Medicine Ball Tap

Abs

Alphabet Abs with Medicine Ball

Medicine Ab Workout

Do you own a medicine ball? If so, do you use it as part of your strength training routine? If you do not own one, do you think this would be something you would want to add as a part of your home fitness equipment? What are some of your favorite medicine ball moves?


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