Plank on Medicine Ball

Intermediate Level of Difficulty

The plank on the medicine ball is an intermediate core exercise. This exercise is the progression from the regular plank and has an element of added stability with the use of the medicine ball.


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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.

Equipment Used

Picture of Medicine Ball

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

plank on medicine ball - step 1

Step 1

Start in a plank position with both hands placed on top of the medicine ball and your shoulders lined up over top of your wrists.

plank on medicine ball - step 2

Step 2

Maintain a flat back, a neutral spine while continuing to breathe at a steady tempo.

plank on medicine ball - step 3

Step 3

Hold plank for recommended amount of time.