Auto Racing Workout Magazine Shares Another Awesome Medicine Ball Exercise
Racers, today another exercise for the core that gets some serious results. This is direct from the Racers Workout. Grab yours now at $97. If you aren't seeing results that you can see and feel right away, return it for a full refund.
Seated Straight Arm Twist using the 10 lb. Medicine Ball
Sit on the floor with feet firmly planted, bent, back straight, and hands gripping a medicine ball or dumbbell (not pictured). Extend your arms in front of you, keeping them in line with the shoulders. Keeping your back straight, lean back until you feel your abs engage.
EXHALE: Keeping a perfectly straight back with your abs pulled in tight, rotate your torso to the right as far as you can while maintaining proper form of back straight and feet on the floor.
INHALE. Return to the center (start position).
Repeat on the opposite side to complete one rep.
Do not round or arch your back. Try to keep your feet planted. Focus on the movement coming from the waist, allowing your upper body and arms to follow.
If you want to make it more difficult: Use a heavier weight or lean back farther.
If you want to make it easier: Instead of extending your arms in front of you, keep the elbows bent with the medicine ball or weight hugged in close to your torso, and/or don't lean back as far.
For this one, instead of using a clock, focus on number of reps. Like we talk about a lot, try to do an extra rep or two each time. This is another super exercise to incorporate into your ab routine. It also works great on an off-day to give that core a great workout and get your wind up without over-taxing your body.
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