How to do a Medicine Ball Push Up

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About Medicine Ball Push Up

Sets Logged
172,408
Popularity Rank
610th
Difficulty
Beginner
Chest Strength
25 mSCORE 87th
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

Incorporates a medicine ball to increase instability and engage the chest, shoulders, and core more intensely. This variation challenges balance and muscle coordination, making it ideal for those looking to intensify their push-up routine.

  1. Start in a push-up position with your arms fully extended underneath your shoulders on top of a medicine ball.
  2. Keeping your body straight, flex your elbows to descend your chest to the medicine ball while keeping your elbows at a 45 degree angle to your torso.
  3. Return to the starting position after your chest has gently touched the medicine ball and repeat for the recommended number of repetitions.

Reps & Weight: How much to lift

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  • beginner
    3
    sets
    5
    reps
    1 Set Max
    6
    reps
  • intermediate
    4
    sets
    6
    reps
    7
    reps
  • advanced
    4
    sets
    7
    reps
    9
    reps

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