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How to Do Medicine Ball Twists

How to Do Medicine Ball Twists

Welcome to your guide on how to perfectly perform medicine ball twists, the ultimate move to spice up your core routine and add a little oomph to your workout!

If you're ready to roll, let's twist into shape!

Why Do Medicine Ball Twists

Medicine ball twists are not just a way to show off at the gym. They're a dynamite exercise that strengthens your abs, obliques, and lower back while improving your overall stability and coordination.

Whether you're an athlete looking to enhance your performance or just someone trying to keep fit, incorporating medicine ball twists can certainly add a new layer to your fitness regime.

How to Do Medicine Ball Twists

1. Choose Your Medicine Ball

Start by selecting a medicine ball that suits your current fitness level. Not too heavy, not too light – Goldilocks style!

2. Sit On The Floor

Sit on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat, holding the medicine ball with both hands. Lean back slightly to engage your abs.

Hard ground? Consider a tri-fold mat, so you can focus on your burning abs — not your aching butt.

3. Raise Up Your Legs

Elevate your feet slightly off the floor, crossing them at the ankles. This is your starting position.

4. Twist & Touch

Now, twist your torso to the right and gently touch the medicine ball to the ground beside you.

Use your core muscles, not just your arms! Return to the center and then twist to the left. Touching both sides equals one rep.

5. Repeat

Keep going, alternating sides, for about 10-15 reps or as many as your fiery core can handle.

Pro Tips

Here are some insider tips to make sure you get the most out of your medicine ball twists:

Twist Your Torso

Make sure it’s your torso doing the twisting work. It’s tempting to just move your arms around like a windmill, but keep your arms relatively stable and let your core do the grunt work.

Mind The Weight

Using a medicine ball that's too heavy is a common rookie mistake. It can cause your form to break down faster than a cheap umbrella in a hurricane.

Start lighter and work your way up as you get stronger.

Control Your Speed

Don't rush through the motions. A slow and controlled twist is better than fast and loose. It’s a workout, not a race.

Final Thoughts

There you have it—your new go-to guide for nailing those medicine ball twists and adding explosive energy with overhead throws.

Remember, consistency is key in any workout regime, but always ensure you're keeping your form sharp to prevent injuries and make the most of your twist time!

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