Hey there, it’s a new week and that means it’s time for a new exercise! The Home Exercise of the Week this time is another core exercise called Medicine Ball Cross Body Mountain Climber.
With this exercise you will be targeting your abdominal muscles, especially your obliques, as well as your chest, shoulders, triceps, hip flexors, and lower back. The added instability of planking on the medicine ball while doing the mountain climber further engages your core muscles and stabilizers, making it quite challenging.
Here are the key points to doing the Medicine Ball Cross Body Mountain Climber properly:
start in a plank position with your hands on the medicine ball
make sure the ball is directly underneath your chest
engage your abdominals and keep tight throughout the movement
from the full plank position, drive your right knee towards your left elbow giving your abs a really good flex
return to the starting position and then drive your left knee towards your right elbow
repeat until you have finished your set
So there you have the Medicine Ball Cross Body Mountain Climber. Take it slow at first until you feel comfortable balancing yourself on the ball. Once you get the hang of it you can try increasing your rep speed to add a cardiovascular component.
If you like this exercise leave a comment below. I’d love to hear what you think.
Hey everyone! It’s Home Exercise of the Week time and I have the third part here for you of the three part split routine. This week we are going to do the Back, Bicep, and Core Workout. This routine is going to get your arms looking strong and toned and is going to strengthen the ever important muscles of the back. Strong back and core muscles help prevent back problems as you age and especially if you spend many hours at a desk job, not to mention how great a strong back looks!
This Back, Bicep, and Core Workout does have some dumbbell exercises in them so if you have a set that’s great but if not then grab some stuff around the house that you can lift and curl like heavy soup cans, water bottles, pets, children, etc! 😉
Hey there! It’s time for another Home Workout of the Week and this week I have part two of a three part split routine. This workout is going to focus on the muscles of your chest, triceps, and again your abdominals. A strong upper body is important in your daily activities to help you lift things and move about more easily not to mention the great looking body that strong, toned muscles will create!
This Chest, Tricep, and Core Workout is quite challenging and very heavy on pushups so take your time and modify the pushups if needed by doing them from your knees. A thorough warm-up of the shoulder girdle is definitely needed to avoid injury so please make sure you don’t neglect your warm-up.