Workout Routines

Today's Workout 68: The medicine ball circuit to carve up your core

Ready to burn some serious calories and hone a ripped set of abs? Get ready to throw some weight around.

Today's Workout With Mike Simone: The Medicine Ball Circuit To Crush Your Core And Quads
Duration 30-45
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

Lacking muscle? Bored with your old routine? Looking to achieve that lean, ripped physique that all ultra-fit dudes seem to have? This medicine ball-only circuit is the remedy for all of it.

We're talking six back-to-back rounds of medicine ball pushups, medicine ball mountain-climbers, medicine ball Russian twists, and a jump squat finisher. You don't need no doctor: A few rounds of this challenging circuit will be the only muscle-growth medicine your abs and legs need.


You'll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you'll complete each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you've finished all exercises, rest for 60 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 4 to 6 rounds.

Depending upon your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest period. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.

For more medicine ball work:

Check out our favorite five-move med ball workout for power and explosiveness, our 50 ballsy core exercises (you'll see what we mean), and our 15 most important exercises for men.

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Today's Workout 68 The core-carving medicine ball circuit (do 4-6 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Medicine Ball Pushup You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest
Perform this exercise with one arm on the medicine ball, alternating each arm per rep.

Exercise 2.

Mountain Climber You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
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-- sets
20 reps
0 sec. rest
Perform this exercise using a medicine ball, as shown in the video.

Exercise 3.

Medicine Ball Russian Twist You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 4.

Jump Squat You'll need: No Equipment How to
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-- sets
10 reps
60 sec. rest