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Free Fitness Friday: Upper Body Medicine Ball Workout

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Happy Friday, fit friends! Can't believe it's the last Friday before Christmas!! Here is another FUN and FAST workout for you to blast some serious calories and strengthen your upper body and core! The best part is that you don't need tons of fancy equipment or time to fit in a great workout with this Medicine Ball workout!

This week's Free Fitness Friday: Upper Body Medicine Ball Workout

Medicine Ball Workout

This workout is very simple to set up (all you need is a light-to-moderate weight medicine ball) and can be done in anytime frame that you have (anywhere from 15-30 minutes), but should be done at a fast-pace and with minimal rest. You can even fit this workout in at the end of a workout for an extra calorie burn! Complete all exercises in a row for 1 round, rest for 1 minute, then begin with the first exercise for round 2. Complete as many rounds as you can in the time you have! (Try for 4-6 rounds!)

As always, be sure to warm up before beginning the first round and cool down and stretch when you are finished.

Round 1:

  • 15 Med Ball Bicep Curl into Shoulder Press
  • 15 Med Ball Front Raise (above the head)
  • 15 Med Ball Overhead Tricep Extension
  • 15 Med Ball Alternating Overhead Press (30 total)
  • 10 Med Ball "Around the World" (5 each side)

Check out this short video to see how each exercise is performed and to ensure that you have proper form throughout each exercise!

And there you have it - a quick, yet effective Upper Body Medicine Ball Workout that you can do anywhere and anytime (which is exactly the kind of workout you need when life gets busy around the Holidays)!!

Have a great workout and a wonderful weekend ahead!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Fit Friends!!