Routine and Model: Rita Catolino, Fitness Model, Coach and Trainer
Photography by Paul Buceta | Hair & Makeup by Alexandra Smith
Set up: Stand holding the ball in front of your chest, with feet shoulder-width apart.
Action: Lower into a squat while extending your arms and pushing the ball away from your body. Hold for a second, then return to the starting position and repeat.
Set up: Get into a push-up position with one hand on the medicine ball.
Action: Perform one push-up, then roll the ball under your chest to the opposite hand. Repeat on the other side. Continue alternating for all reps.
Action: Hinge from the hips and lower the ball towards the floor, raising your right leg behind you until it is parallel with the floor (a). Touch the ball down to the left of your right foot (b), then in front of your foot, and finally to the right of your foot. Raise your torso back up, lifting your right knee (c). That’s one rep. Continue for all reps, then repeat on the opposite leg.
Action: Contract your abs and simultaneously raise your right leg while bringing the ball over to meet your shin. Lower back down, then repeat on other leg. Continue alternating for all reps.
Action: Take a large step forward and lower into a lunge while rotating your core away from your front leg. Bring your leg back to the starting position and repeat on the other side. Continue alternating for all reps.
Trainer Tip: To make this move harder, do them as walking lunges.
Action: Extend your arms overhead while coming up on your toes, then explosively throw it into the ground as hard as you can. Squat down to retrieve it and repeat for all reps.
Action: Lower into a deep squat, keeping your knees in line with your toes (a). As you rise back up to standing, extend your arms to raise the ball straight overhead (b). Immediately lower back into a squat. Repeat for all reps.