Sit-Up with Medicine Ball Throws

This exercise requires a partner.

  1. Person performing exercise sits on floor with knees bent in front of them.
  2. Partner throws a medicine ball (start with a light medicine ball, 1-3 pounds to begin with) over the head of the exerciser, and the exerciser grabs the ball over their head and lowers back to the ground with the ball held straight over their head.
  3. Keeping the ball over their head, the exerciser “sits-up” and throws the medicine ball back to his/her partner, using core strength of the abdominals and shoulders and back.

Variation: As core strength improves, partner throwing the ball should get good speed on the ball.

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