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Medicine Ball Training Progressions


Mike Boyle

by Mike Boyle


Kneeling Medicine Ball Exercises


Mike Boyle covers medicine ball exercises in the kneeling position as a progression to the medicine ball lunge.



Medicine Ball Lunging Chest Throw


The medicine ball lunging chest throw is a total body exercise.



Medicine Ball Overhead Progressions


Overhead medicine ball progressions include the kneeling overhead stability throw, standing overhead throw, staggered overhead throw and the overhead throw with step.



Medicine Ball Overhead Slam


1. Stand with your knees slightly bent and hold a medicine ball overhead, with your arms extended.

2. Bend forward at the waist and use your core muscles to slam the ball against the floor about a foot in front of you. Let your arms follow through so you don't fall forward. Retrieve the ball and repeat.



Mike Boyle, CSCS


Michael Boyle is one of the foremost experts in the fields of Strength and Conditioning, Functional Training and general fitness. In 1996 Michael co founded Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, one of the first for-profit strength and conditioning companies in the world. Michael is an international lecturer, and author of two books and multiple DVDs on Strength & Conditioning, Weight Loss, and Reconditioning.