Medicine Ball Sit Ups
As their name suggests, Medicine Ball Sit Ups are abdominal exercises that combine a rather common and old fashioned workout routine with an ancient fitness device. Though many people know that the sit up is a standby abdominal workout, not everyone knows that the medicine ball, a weighted orb that is usually similar in size to a basketball, has its origins in ancient Greece. Either way, you can read on to learn how Medicine Ball Sit Ups are performed and how they might enable participants to flatten belly regions.
To do Medicine Ball Sit Ups, one must have a partner. As the individual lies on the ground in a normal sit up position the partner stands at his or her feet. The individual holds the medicine ball in his or her hands, and when he or she has curled up to about six inches off the ground, he or she tosses the medicine ball to the partner. While holding the sit up position the individual waits to catch the ball again from the partner. When the individual does make the catch, he or she lies back down, only to repeat the routine multiple times. The medicine ball makes the sit up a bit more difficult, as does the wait time in between tossing and catching the ball. Medicine Ball Sit Ups are said to provide an interesting variation on a common routine, and their increased level of difficulty could improve participants’ efforts to strengthen and flatten belly muscles.