Single Leg Toe Touch Medicine Ball

Intermediate Level of Difficulty

The single leg toe touch with the medicine ball is an intermediate compound exercise. This is a challenging exercise that requires core strength and balance and targets the hamstrings and shoulders.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


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Shoulders

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

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Hamstrings

The hamstrings play a crucial role in many daily activities, such as, running, jumping, walking and cycling. Strengthening your hamstring muscles help to protect your knees from injury by absorbing the stress placed on the knee. Weak hamstrings can lead to knee injury.

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


single leg toe touch medicine ball - step 1

Step 1

Stand on one foot while holding the medicine ball in your hands.

single leg toe touch medicine ball - step 2

Step 2

With a slight bend in your knee, bend forward and touch the floor with the medicine ball.

single leg toe touch medicine ball - step 3

Step 3

Stand back up on your one leg and press the medicine ball over your head.