Who wouldn’t want to have flat and well-toned midsection? Seeing models and fitness buffs showing off their amazing physique is definitely a source of inspiration for many but the problem is that not everyone has the time to spend hours in the gym or even stick with a fitness routine because of their already full schedule. Fortunately, you don’t need to go to the gym all the time or even spend hours working out because you can take advantage of medicine ball exercises that can tone your belly in no time.
What’s great about using medicine ball is that it will not only tone your midsection but it will also challenge your arms, legs, and the rest of your body.
If you are looking for a great workout to help remove fats throughout your body, here are some exercises that you should try.
Power Cross Chop. Stand straight with feet at hip-width apart and a medicine ball held in both hands and at chest level. Engage your abs then twist your torso towards the left. Let your right foot pivot so its heel will go up as you bring the medicine ball over your left shoulder. Chop the ball down and across the right thigh while lunging as you twist your left heel off the floor. You should do 15 reps before switching to the other side.
Medicine Ball Plank. Hold on to your medicine ball with each hand holding the handle and your palms facing one another. Bring the ball down on the floor and extend your legs behind you while keeping your core engaged. Your shoulders should be on top of your wrists while your back forms a straight line from your heels to your neck. Keep your abs engaged and your quads tight as you hold this pose for 30 seconds or more.
Balancing Burpee. Stand with your feet about hip-width apart and the medicine ball in front of your chest. Lower yourself into a squat to place the ball on the floor in front of you. Move your weight to the ball by pushing down on it with your hands. Jump your feet back to go into a full plank position then jump back in to go back into a squat. Stand up quickly then push the ball up overhead. This completes 1 rep. You should do 15 reps to complete one set.
Windshield Wiper Twists. Hold the medicine ball’s handle with each hand, palms facing one another. Lie down on your back with your legs raised in a 45 degree angle with your toes pointed. Straighten your arms so that the ball will be positioned above your belly. While keeping your shoulders away from your ears, lift your head and shoulders off the floor. Bring the ball towards your left slowly as you move your legs toward the right. Twist your torso to the right to bring the ball in that direction while moving your legs in the opposite direction.