Medicine Ball Leg Drops

Medicine ball leg drops increases strength throughout the core with an emphasis on the lower abdominals, hip flexors, and lower back. Performing the exercise with the ball further away from the body will increase the difficulty of the movement.


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    Lie face up on the floor and squeeze a light medicine ball between your calves. Keep your legs nearly straight so that they are perpendicular to the floor and hold them directly above your hips.
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    Allow your legs to drop straight down as far as possible without touching the floor. Pause, then reverse the motion and return your legs to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Do not allow your back to round when lowering medicine ball.
  • Keep tension on your abs at all times. Do not allow your feet to touch the floor.
  • Don't use momentum. Pause at the bottom and then use your abs to curl your pelvis and bring your legs back to the starting position.