The medicine ball is a tool for exercise that helps to build strength and shed off excess fats from the body, especially around the abdominal region. This ball can be used in any exercise at all, for coordination, proper effectiveness, and core stability.
The stomach is more prone to accumulation of fats, compared to other parts of the body, and this attracts a lot of focus on losing belly fat. Interestingly, the abs can be made tighter and stronger.
We’ll be sharing with you below, how you can make that happen with a medicine ball
1. Lunges with a Twist
Lunges have several benefits attached to them. They improve balance, functionality, glute activation, core stability, and so on. Asides from tightening and strengthening the abs, it also works firmly on the thighs.
To perform this exercise, stand straight with your feet slightly apart. Then, bend your elbows and extend them out towards the sides, while you lift the ball towards your chest. Once that is done, step forward with your right leg, while you twist your waist along with the direction. Turn back to the front and return to the original position. Do this repeatedly.
Although, it could be done without a medicine ball, it is still best to go with the ball, for a more effective response.
2. Wiper Twists
Wiper twist is a very interesting exercise that is beneficial to not just the abs, but shoulders, legs, and waist. Hold a medicine ball with both hands with palms facing each other; lie on your back with legs straight and elevated at the knees. Gently point your toes, and bring the ball straight over to your body; making sure your shoulders are far away from the ears.
Then, lift your head and shoulders off the ground and move the ball towards the left, in such a way that it is few inches above the ground while your legs remain on the right. Slowly bring your legs towards the left, and the ball towards the right. Go back to original position, and repeat for about 10 to 12 times.
3. Medicine Ball Swing
The medicine ball swing works effectively on the abs, shoulders, buttocks, and legs. To do this, begin by standing with your feet hip-width apart; get hold of a medicine ball and hold firmly with both hands. Then, lock your elbows and squat down gently, while you allow your body weight to hang between your legs.
Motion the medicine ball upwards with full force and straighten your legs. Do this repeatedly.
Toning the abs helps to keep the body fit, balanced, and well-coordinated. It also reduces the risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Get yourself a medicine ball and take up the challenge.
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