How To Do Medicine Ball Reverse Lunge With Shoulder Arc
Medicine Ball Reverse Lunge With Shoulder Arc is a multi-movement exercise that strengthens your lower body, upper body and core all in one fantastic exercise! The movement of a reverse lunge is one of the best ways to strengthen your legs and glutes. Adding the use of the medicine ball being transferred from one arm to another not only adds upper body strength for the arms and shoulders, but also engages all of the core muscles in order to keep you balanced during the movement of the ball.
By learning how to do Medicine Ball Reverse Lunge With Shoulder Arc you are taking on a multi-joint, multi-muscle exercise. These types of moves have been shown to increase your heart rate to a much higher rate than a single joint exercise. That means that this move will have added cardiovascular benefits for you in addition to the muscle strength you will achieve. If you have limited time to exercise, a move like Medicine Ball Reverse Lunge With Shoulder Arc will help you accomplish more in less time.
Medicine Balls come in many sizes from 2 pounds all the way to more than 20 pounds. When you learn this exercise you will want to start with a lighter weight and move up as you gain more strength and confidence. Remember it is not just your arms that need to be strong when holding the ball, but your core as well.
For other great multi-tasking moves using the medicine ball try our 20-Minute Total Body Medicine Ball Workout.
Here are the steps to performing Medicine Ball Reverse Lunge With Shoulder Arc:
1) Start in a standing position, feet together and holding medicine ball with both hands straight overhead.
2) Step your right foot behind you, lowering the right knee toward the ground while opening arms out to your sides keeping ball cupped in the right hand.
3) Press right leg back to start position as you bring arms back overhead.
3) Step your left foot behind you, lowering left knee toward the ground while opening arms out to your sides keeping ball cupped in the left hand.
4) Press left leg back to the start position as you bring arms back overhead.
5) This is one repetition.
Targets: legs, glutes, shoulders