Medicine Ball Trunk Rotations
Exhale as you gradually turn your upper body on the right, keeping a straight back and always keeping the ball steady throughout the rotation.
Pause on the right, inhale, then switch through the center and toward the left as you exhale once again. Keep rotating on the right and left.
Starting Position: Sitting on a mat/floor with your knee bent, feet together, the heel on the floor while having a medicine ball in your lap near the body. Start with a softball (two lb) and increase the ball’s mass as the fitness level improves.
Try to sit upright for your chest lifted towards the ceiling and returned erect, so your torso is perpendicular to the floor. Stiffen the torso by contracting the core plus abdominal muscles (“bracing”).
Rotation: Without leaning in reverse, exhale and gradually spin the torso and also the heel to one edge, always keeping the heel close to the body as well as aligned with the middle of your torso.
The ball shouldn’t decrease towards the floor. Pause briefly at the conclusion range of movement, inhale and then lightly exhale while rotating totally on the opposite side. Repeat the action forth and back.
Exercise Progression one: When your conditioning improves, you can change your starting position by tilting back halfway to the floor while always keeping your knees bent and heel on the floor.
With each blades’ rotation, take the elbow close to, but never rest on the floor. Keep the core and abdominal muscles stiff to prevent some arching in your great back during the physical exercise. This exercise variation enhances the demands placed upon the abdominal muscles.
Exercise Progression two: As your conditioning levels consistently get better, you can change your starting position once more by tilting back halfway to the floor and carrying your legs off the floor.
Keep your knees bent and feet together throughout the physical exercise. With each blades’ rotation, take the elbow close to, but never rest on the floor.
Keep the core and abdominal muscles stiff to avoid some arching in your great back, and stay away from some shrugging in your shoulders throughout the physical exercise.
This exercise variation further boosts the demands placed upon the abdominal muscles.
Intermediate and experienced rotational exercises must just be attempted after finishing the beginner exercises.
Conclusion on Medicine Ball Trunk Rotations
This exercise variation increases the demands placed upon your abdominal muscles.
Intermediate and advanced rotational exercises should only be attempted after completing the beginner exercises.
Keep the core and abdominal muscles stiff to avoid some arching in your back and stay away from some shrugging in your shoulders throughout the exercise