Med Ball Toe Taps

Intermediate Level of Difficulty

The medicine ball toe taps are an intermediate core conditioning exercise. This exercise targets the entire core and is suitable for intermediate to advanced fitness levels.

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


med ball toe taps  - step 1

Step 1

Start in a push-up plank position with your shoulders over top of your hands, your back flat and your feet together.

med ball toe taps  - step 2

Step 2

Open your legs wider than shoulder width and lightly bounce back and forth on your toes.

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Step 3

Continue for the recommended number of reps making sure you keep your back flat and shoulders over your hands.