Medicine Ball Double Toe Taps

Intermediate Level of Difficulty

The medicine ball double toe tap is an intermediate 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


medicine ball double toe taps - step 1

Step 1

Start in a push-up plank position with your shoulders lined up over top of your hands and your lower back flat.

medicine ball double toe taps - step 2

Step 2

Open both legs up at the same time and tap lightly on your toes.

medicine ball double toe taps - step 3

Step 3

Pull both legs back to the starting position and repeat.