Hamstring Exercises with Medicine Ball
The hamstrings play a crucial role in many daily activities, such as, running, jumping, walking and cycling. Strengthening your hamstring muscles help to protect your knees from injury by absorbing the stress placed on the knee. Weak hamstrings can lead to knee injury.
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 glute bridge on the medicine ball is a beginner lower body exercise. This is a great beginner exercise that incorporates the medicine ball and really targets the glutes and hamstrings.
Glutes & Hamstrings Exercise
Equipment: Medicine Ball