How to do a Medicine Ball Superman

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About Medicine Ball Superman

Sets Logged
170,613
Popularity Rank
351st
Difficulty
Intermediate
Lower Back Strength
93 mSCORE 9th
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

This is a medicine ball variation of the more standard superman. Like the standard superman, this exercise primarily targets your back, lower back, glutes, and hamstrings. The use of a medicine ball allows to add resistance to this usually bodyweight exercise.

  1. Lie face down on the floor and grasp a medicine ball in both hands out in front of you. Keep your arms straight with a slight bend in your elbow.
  2. Engage back and glutes to raise the medicine ball and your legs a few inches off the ground.
  3. Hold this position for a moment at the top of the movement while maintaining tension throughout the back of your body.
  4. Slowly allow the medicine ball and your legs to descend back to the starting position.
  5. You should feel this exercise primarily in your back and glutes.

Reps & Weight: How much to lift

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  • beginner
    8
    reps
    7.5
    lbs
    1 Rep Max
    10
    lbs
  • intermediate
    8
    reps
    10
    lbs
    12.5
    lbs
  • advanced
    8
    reps
    10
    lbs
    12.5
    lbs

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