POWER - MY FAVORITE 3 MEDICINE BALL. EXERCISES

Monday, February 11, 2013 • Sunnyvale, TX 75182
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As we get on in years we start to lose the ability to do things quickly (power) . We lose power faster(up to 50%) than we lose our strength. But fear not. Here are 3 easy power exercises to incorporate in your training. These can be stand alone exercises you can do at the start of your training or can be done as a circuit.

1. MED BALL SLAMS- Stand ...with your feet hip width apart, holding a Med ball behind your head. Bringing the Med ball up and over your head, slam the ball on the ground has hard has you can. Follow through with your hands so they end up by your side. Catch the ball on the way up and repeat. do 8-16 reps.

2. VERTICAL TOSS - Stand with feet hip width apart, holding the Med ball underneath your chin around your upper chest. push hips back into a quarter squat and in one motion push the hips forward and push the Med ball vertically into the air. Let the ball bounce and repeat for 8 reps.

SQUAT TOSS - Stand with feet hip width apart in a squat stance, holding the Med ball arms straight in front of you,ball should be just below pelvis. Drop down into a squat ball in line with your ankles, explode up, throwing. the Med ball vertically into the air. Keep eye contact on the ball and do not arch your low back. Let the ball bounce and repeat for 8 reps.