Alternating Medicine Ball Pushup

The alternating medicine ball pushup is an advanced progression of the pushup that increases strength, power, and endurance through the chest, shoulders, and triceps.


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    Start in standard pushup position with one hand on the floor and the other hand on top of the medicine ball. Your body should be in a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles.
  2. Alternating Medicine Ball Pushup
    Slowly lower your torso towards the floor. Pause and press back up to the starting position. Roll the medicine ball beneath the other hand before repeating the movement.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Make sure that the hand on the medicine ball is stable before lowering into the descent.
  • Squeeze your abs and glutes throughout the movement for stability.
  • Do not let your elbows flare out during the movement.