With Halloween just around the corner, you probably are getting your costume together for a spooktacular weekend. No doubt it will include parties and lots of candy. Inevitably one candy bar turns into five and the fun-size doesn’t seem so fun anymore.
Here are five exercises you can do anywhere with just a medicine ball to stay on track of your fitness goals. According to Muscle and Fitness, “Medicine ball training has been around since the ancient Greeks discovered health benefits from exercising with weighted balls. [Therefore] it is one of the oldest forms of strength and conditioning used to improve health, explosive power, and speed.”
A full body workout in itself that you can do anywhere, you can transform this exercise into many variations. It increases strength and targets a variety major muscle groups at the same time. Modify the classic push-up by having to stabilize the medicine ball as you raise and lower your body.
Another classic exercise, the lunge helps to improve balance, increase hip flexor flexibility and give you better core stability. Although many people think it is a lower body exercise, you need to have a strong core in order to do a proper lunge. The medicine ball allows you to incorporate overhead exercises like an overhead press to engage more muscles in one rep.
Wailing Wall Sit
An isometric exercise that also is a form of strength training. Adding this to your routine can prepare you for upcoming ski and snowboard season, as it increases the strength and endurance of the glutes and quadriceps. Add the medicine ball and to increase weight gradually.
Russian Twists of Death
Core exercises are vitally important to any routine. Get strong abs, sleek obliques and a defined back as this exercise will help to engage all of those muscles and sculpt your core. The medicine ball increases the challenge of keeping your core engaged through the reps.
Bone Crushing Medicine Ball Throws
This adds a power component to your routine. Since throws and slamming the ball with force and speed require a lot of energy, you will be able to improve your athletic ability in a short period of time. Also, you can also work with a partner increasing the fun and likelihood that you will continue with your fitness routine.
In conclusion, shaking up your routine will always keep it fresh and exciting, so mix it up.
If you get off track, you can always start again because fitness is important to your health. Dark Dog Organic is an excellent component to add to your workout. Without the crash or jitters, you can be sure to finish your routine strong and effective.
These statements have not been evaluated by a medical professional. Make sure to contact your doctor for advice on whether or not you can execute these exercises.
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