Medicine Ball Sit-up (machine)

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Medicine Ball Sit-up

Instructions

Preparation

Position feet under support with knees bent. With two medicine balls at bottom of chute, grasp closest medicine ball with both hands.

Execution

With ball in both hands, lie down onto back support while lowering medicine ball behind head. Raise torso from back support by bending waist and hips while raising ball overhead. Immediately throw ball into target and grasp other medicine ball at bottom of chute. Repeat movement.

Comments

Intensity can be increased by using heavier medicine ball or by performing movement faster. If upper back does not come completely down at end of movement, abdominal muscles may only be isometrically involved in exercise. See similar plyometric movement: Medicine Ball Situp (with partner). See Spot Reduction Myth and Dangerous Exercise Essay.

Classification

 Utility: Basic
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Pull

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