Fit Mom Seated Medicine Ball Twist

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The seated medicine ball twist is a core conditioning exercise that targets the abs and obliques.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


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Abdominals

The abdominal muscles (abs) provide movement and support to your core area. The deeper and closer to the spine the particular abdominal muscle is, the more effect over body posture it will have, and this often contributes significantly to a healthy back.

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Obliques

Many people put a lot of focus on working their abs but forget their surrounding neighbors; the oblique muscles. Obliques serve as stabilizers, and are used in almost every physical activity. Exercising your obliques should be a very important part of your workout program.

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 seated position while holding a medicine ball in your hands.

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Step 2

Keep your back flat and sit up as tall as you can as you rotate from hip to hip.

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Step 3

Perform the recommended number of reps or suggested length of time.