Single Leg Plank on Medicine Ball

Intermediate Level of Difficulty

The single leg plank on the medicine ball is an intermediate core exercise. This exercise is very challenging because not only are you balancing on one leg but you also have to stabilize your body on 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

single leg plank on medicine ball - step 1

Step 1

Start in a plank position with both hands placed on top of the medicine ball.

single leg plank on medicine ball - step 2

Step 2

Slowly raise one leg off of the floor and hold the position.

single leg plank on medicine ball - step 3

Step 3

Lower your leg back down to the floor, alternate legs and repeat.