By Julie Messinger
DHAC Exercise Physiologist
Exercising with other people is a great way to stay motivated. It’s nice to have someone else there pushing you, especially when you feel like giving up. Here is an exercise to do with your medicine ball and a partner. This standing, partnered torso rotation exercise works the core and obliques. . As always, prior to trying any new exercise, be sure you have the medical clearance to do so. If you ever need help with form, just let one of the Dedham Health exercise physiologists know and we’d be happy to help!
With a partner, stand back to back with feet hip width apart, making sure to keep the core engaged. One person will start holding the medicine ball close to your body with arms bent. Keeping your feet planted, twist through the waist so that your upper body is facing towards your partner, passing them the ball. Both partners will now be starting from their original position before twisting towards the other side and passing it back to your partner.
Do 15 reps, 2-3 sets. Try twisting the other way half way through each set. Remember to use a medicine ball that has enough weight to feel the benefits of the exercise, but not so much that your range of motion (R.O.M) is limited.