Balance and Twist

Balance and Twist

Equipment: Medicine Ball

5 Rounds of:

20 Russian Twists (10 on each side)
20 Side lunges holding the medicine ball over your head (10 on each side)
10 med ball push-ups

Explanation:

This workout should get your heart rate up and is a good challenge for your core stability, and flexibility.
To do a Russian twist- balance your body on your glutes with your legs and feet out in front of you and not touching the ground. Keep your back off the ground as well. Hold the medicine ball out in front of your chest and tap the ball lightly on either side of your body 20 times.
Side lunge- start with your feet shoulder width apart, a straight back, and the medicine ball held above your head with two hands. Lunge to your left keeping your heels planted on the ground and transferring your weight to your hips. Try to keep your back straight and the ball right above your head. Also try to have your hips fall below your knees (at least 90 degrees) on each lunge. Stand back up to the starting position and repeat on the alternate side.
Med Ball Pushups- Start in a high plank position with one hand on the medicine ball and one hand on the ground. Perform a push-up and when you get back to the top of the push-up, float your upper body over the medicine ball and switch the hand that is balancing on top of the ball and the hand that is on the ground. Repeat. 

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