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Medicine Ball Exercises

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Updated June 25, 2014

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Medicine Ball Diagonal Woodchop
Medicine Ball Exercises
Paige Waehner
This dynamic exercise is great for working the entire body with a focus on the abs and the obliques. The diagonal movement is also functional, strengthening the body through a rotational movement, much the same way the body works in real life.
  1. Begin with the feet together and holding a medicine ball overhead at a diagonal towards the right side.
  2. Step out to the left onto a lunge, swinging the ball across the body towards the left side.
  3. Make sure the knee is behind the toe and rotate through the torso, taking the ball towards the back the room as far as you can.
  4. Step the left foot back to start while swinging the ball up and at a diagonal.
  5. Repeat for 10-16 reps before switching sides, completing 1-3 sets.

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