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How to Do the Alphabet Workout Using a Medicine Ball

Back to Basics: Alphabet Workout

Looking for a new workout to do with a medicine ball? Try the alphabet workout — a great way to work on your core and upper body strength. Here is how you do it.

Take a 5-20 lb medicine ball (depending on your strength level) and extend your arms out in front of your body. Proceed to slowly spell the entire alphabet with the ball in the air in front of you.

Fit's Tip: To make this exercise even more challenging, do the Alphabet Workout while in a lunge or squat position, or stand on an unstable surface such as a BOSU.

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vanillabeans vanillabeans 8 years
I'll give this a go tomorrow!
vanillabeans vanillabeans 8 years
I'll give this a go tomorrow!
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 8 years
OH, great!
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 8 years
OH, great!
WorldTrekker WorldTrekker 8 years
I've done this with hand weights. It great but I really have to focus on keeping my letters semi-small - I have a tendency to get all big and swoopy with it. : )
hottpink hottpink 8 years
I do this with abs! Lay on your back with one leg on the ground and the other lifted about a foot off the ground. Start spelling out the alphabet with the leg that is in the air, when you are finished switch legs!!
Swen Swen 8 years
I saw this on Regis and Kelly. They were showing workouts that Kelly does. I've tried it and like it a lot. It definitely works a lot of muscles since you're moving in all directions.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
This sounds great! When I had ankle surgery I used a resistance band and made the alphabet with my foot. it was HARD!
rumpel2 rumpel2 8 years
i'm goin to so try this!
rumpel2 rumpel2 8 years
i'm goin to so try this!
jessytastic jessytastic 8 years
I agree, this is a great idea!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I like this idea!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I like this idea!
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