Diagonal Reach With Medicine Ball

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Diagonal Reach With Medicine Ball

This exercise may be performed by healthy exercisers with good core stability and who demonstrate great flexibility in the hips, low back, and legs.

Be certain to perform this exercise as long as good form and balance may be maintained throughout.

To make this exercise more challenging, use a heavier medicine ball and or increase the number of repetitions.

Beginning

Beginning Diagonal Reach With Medicine Ball

Holding the medicine ball with both hands, position feet hip-width apart.

Suck in the tummy drawing the navel towards the spine and roll the shoulders back.

Movement

Diagonal Reach With Medicine Ball Movement

1. Move into a lunge by taking a wide step to the left.

2. Simultaneously rotate the trunk and reach with the medicine ball to touch the left foot.

3. Return to the starting position. The right foot should remain firmly planted to the floor throughout this exercise.

4. Perform the desired number of repetitions before switching to the right side.

Benefits

Diagonal Reach With Medicine Ball Benefits

Lateral Reach Medicine Ball is an intermediate exercise that mobilizes and increases power in the CORE, hip, and leg muscles.

Exercise Aliases

Medicine Ball Forward Reach Lateral Lunge, Medicine Ball Lateral Lunge with Reach, Medicine Ball Lateral Lunge Reach and Press.

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