Scissor Kicks With Medicine Ball

Intermediate Level of Difficulty

The scissor kick with the medicine ball is an intermediate core conditioning exercise. This exercise targets the abdominal muscles and obliques and is suitable for intermediate to advanced fitness levels.


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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

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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

scissor kicks with medicine ball - step 1

Step 1

Start on your back on the bench with your feet hanging over the edge while holding the medicine ball in both hands above your chest.

scissor kicks with medicine ball - step 2

Step 2

While maintaining a tight core, scissor kick your legs up and down.

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Step 3

Complete the recommended number of repetitions or duration of time.