A very functional exercise which strengthens the back, shoulders, arms, core and legs !
- Begin by selecting an appropriately sized medicine ball. we generally recommend around a 8-10 kg ball for men and a 4-5 kg ball for women.
- Start by assuming a standing position, gripping the med ball with both hands to one side of your hips. your legs begin in a half squat position with approximately 45degrees of flexion at the knees and hips with your body weight shifted to the med ball side
- The movement involves lifting the med ball up and across to the opposite side of the body in a rotaional manner finishing with the ball above head height, the body weight shifted to this side and the legs and hips extended before returning to the starting position.
- This exercise is a very useful one because its very functional and applicable to everyday life. its 3 dimensional and can be performed at a variety of speeds. try 20 reps to each side at a controlled pace to begin with and remember to pull in your belly button at all times…