Ab exercises are a dime a dozen but something more intense happens when you add even a little bit of weight to your boring ab routine. Medicine ball ab exercises allow versatility, resistance, and fun!!! Use these to give your routine some oomph!!!
Long Lever Medicine Ball Crunch
Fitness Tips : Breath Out as you crunch out. Keep your arms straight and allow your body to hinge at your midsection only.
Medicine Ball V-sit Twist
Fitness Tips – Keep your abs tight and breath out as you twist. To make this exercise harder, lift your feet off the ground. Keep your chest up and your back flat, not rounded.
Medicine Ball Inch Worm
Start in a bent over position with your hands on the top of the ball.
Slowly inch the ball out in a rolling motion until you reach a plank position.
Next roll the ball back to starting position.
Fitness Tips : When you reach plank position squeeze your stomach and your butt. To make this exercise harder, hold the plank for 20 – 30 seconds before inching back.
Medicine Ball Pike Crunch
Start by laying flat with with the medicine ball over head. In one motion, crunch up while lifting your legs at the same time.
Aim high and try to get to ball high up on your shins. Breath out as you crunch up. Return to starting position and repeat.
Side Plank With Medicine Ball
Hold this side plank with medicine ball for 30 – 60 seconds on each side.
Fitness Tips : Stay at straight as possible. Squeeze your butt and abs to maintain this position successfully. The elbow should line up with the shoulder joint to avoid injury.
Medicine Ball Reverse Crunch
This is a great ab exercise and it’s also great for lower back flexibility!
Squeeze the ball between your legs and bring your knees towards your chest.
Breath out as you bring your knees into your chest. Keep your arms flat on the floor.
Medicine ball ab exercises can turn up your intensity fast!!! Try adding these to your routine. Do 15- 20 repetitions / 3 sets of each. I prefer to do 15-20 reps of each exercise then repeat 3 total rounds. I do those in a circuit fashion so there is no rest until the end. Share these exercises with all your fitness friends and spread the love! For FREE SHIPPING and Great prices on medicine balls, visit the Fit Tip Store!
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