Medicine Ball Pushup

The medicine ball pushup is a progression of the basic pushup which builds strength in the chest, shoulders and triceps. Using the medicine ball actively engages the core and improves stability and balance.


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    Get into a standard pushup position with a medicine ball positioned underneath your chest. Instead of placing hands on the floor, place them on the medicine ball. Your body should form a straight line from your ankles to your shoulders. This will be your starting position.
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    Lower your body until your chest nearly touches the ball, making sure elbows are tucked close to your sides. Pause, then push yourself back to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Maintain a tight core for the duration of the movement.
  • Fully extend the elbows at the top of the pushup.