Medicine balls are one of the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment to add variety and an extra challenge to your workouts.
Most gyms these days have different sizes and weights of medicine balls, and they’re a great tool to add to your home gym since they’re relatively inexpensive to buy and take very little space to store.
Here’s a full-body, medicine-ball HIIT workout you can do in just 12 minutes to work up a sweat whether you’re in a gym, at home or outside at a nearby park:
For this workout, you’ll need a medicine ball (the heavier one you use, the harder the workout will be) and an interval timer or app. Set your timer for 18 rounds of 10 and 30-second intervals, then prepare to rest on the 10-second rounds and work really hard on the 30-second ones.
You will complete this circuit three times — remember, the harder you work, the more effective the workout will be! Here's how to do the moves:
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