Double Medicine Ball Push-Ups

Intermediate Level of Difficulty

The double medicine ball push-up is an intermediate upper body exercise. This exercise requires a great deal of core strength and should only be performed by intermediate to advanced fitness levels.


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Strengthening the chest muscles will help you push things easily and effortlessly. The muscles in your chest help stabilize your shoulder joint, which reduces your vulnerability shoulder joint injuries. Working your chest muscles also has an aesthetic factor (body contouring).

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The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

Equipment Used

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Medicine Ball

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.

Exercise Instructions

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Step 1

Start in a push-up position with each of your hands placed on top of two medicine balls.

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Step 2

Keep your back straight and your core engaged as you lower yourself down between the two medicine balls.

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Step 3

Press your body back up to the starting position keeping your core engaged through out the entire range of motion.