Beginner Abdominal Exercises with Medicine Ball
The abdominal muscles (abs) provide movement and support to your core area. The deeper and closer to the spine the particular abdominal muscle is, the more effect over body posture it will have, and this often contributes significantly to a healthy back.
Use the exercises below to strengthen your upper abs.
A medicine ball (also known as an exercise ball, med ball, or fitness ball) is a weighted ball roughly the diameter of the shoulders (approx. 14 inches). Medicine balls come in a variety of weights from 2lbs. to 30lbs. and can be made of hard plastic, dense rubber or synthetic leather material.
The medicine ball is one of the oldest strength and conditioning tools and is used in a variety of exercises to improve explosive power and increase strength. The medicine ball is also used quite extensively for core conditioning.
The medicine ball wall throw is a full body conditioning exercise that targets the entire mid-section.
Obliques & Upper Abs Exercise
Equipment: Medicine Ball