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Medicine Ball Sit-Up

Medicine Ball / Intermediate
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How to do the Medicine Ball Sit-Up - Learn Proper Medicine Ball Sit-Up Form

  1. Step 1: Lie down on your back and place your feet flat on the floor so that your knees are bent at a 90-degree angle.
  2. Step 2: Hold a medicine ball with both hands against your chest. This is the starting position.
  3. Step 3: Begin exercise by performing a traditional sit-up.
  4. Step 4: This is done by contracting your abdominal muscles and raising your torso into a sitting position.
  5. Step 5: Pause, then slowly lower back down to starting position. Repeat as necessary.

Medicine Ball Sit-Up Variations and Medicine Ball Sit-Up Alternatives

  1. Variation 1: Hold medicine ball against your chest until you reach the top of the sit-up and then raise the ball up so that it is above your head but out in front.
  2. Variation 2: Start out with the medicine ball above your head when lying on the ground (arms fully extended). Perform sit-up by bringing your arms forward so that the medicine ball ends up out in front of your knees.
  3. Variation 3: Perform sit-up as described except as you come up toss the ball to a partner standing in front of you. Have the partner toss the ball back to you and then return to starting position.

Medicine Ball Sit-Up Tips

  1. Tip 1: Focus on using your abs to raise your torso. Do not rock your body up or swing the medicine to gain momentum.
  2. Tip 2: Place your feet under a pair of dumbbells, sturdy object, or have a partner hold them down when performing the exercise.
  3. Tip 3: Be sure to breathe throughout the exercise.

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Medicine Ball Sit Up Muscles Worked

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Medicine Ball Sit Up Equipment

Medicine Ball Sit Up Training Details

The medicine ball sit-up is a medicine ball exercise that primarily targets the abs and to a lesser degree also targets the .

The only medicine ball sit-up equipment that you really need is the following: medicine ball. There are however many different medicine ball sit-up variations that you can try out that may require different types of medicine ball sit-up equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper medicine ball sit-up form is easy with the step by step medicine ball sit-up instructions, medicine ball sit-up tips, and the instructional medicine ball sit-up technique video on this page. The medicine ball sit-up is a n/a exercise for those with a intermediate level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the medicine ball sit-up video, learn how to do the medicine ball sit-up, and then be sure and browse through the medicine ball sit-up workouts on our workout plans page!

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Medicine Ball Sit Up Force Type: N/A
Medicine Ball Sit Up Mechanics Type: Isolation
Medicine Ball Sit Up Other Names: Medicine Ball Sit-Ups, Medicine Ball Sit Ups, Medicine Ball SitUps,

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