You’ve probably gotten used to using dumbbells or kettlebells in your workouts, but have you ever thought of incorporating a medicine ball? If not, then you are seriously missing out! Think about it, the medicine ball provides you with a lot more flexibility than some other equipment while still giving your core the workout it needs.

Choose a medicine ball of your preferred size, and get started with these great exercises that will help you strengthen your core:

#1. Crunches

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Get into crunch position, knees up, feet on floor.

Hold medicine ball in both hands above head.

Do full crunch, bringing ball straight in front of chest.

#2. Russian Twists

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Start in sitting position, put tips of heels on floor, lean back slightly.

Hold medicine ball in both hands.

Twist fully to one side, bringing ball all the way to side.

Alternate sides.

#3. Planks

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Get into standard plank position.

Bring medicine ball under hands for support.

Hold plank position resting on ball.

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#4. Woodchoppers

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Normal standing position, legs naturally apart.

Medicine ball held with both hands.

Raise ball diagonally up to one side, then down to other diagonal side.

Alternate sides during repetitions.

#5. Mountain Climbers

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Get into regular plank position with medicine ball under hands for support.

Alternate bringing knees to corresponding elbows.

#6. Reverse Planks

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Get into normal plank position, hands for support.

Move medicine ball under feet, balance toes on ball.

Hold plank position on ball.

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#7. Boat Balancing

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Sitting position, lean back slightly, lift both legs off ground, knees slightly bent.

Rest medicine ball right under knees in crease between calves.

Hold position with arms out diagonally to sides for balance.

#8. Side Twists

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Sitting position, lean back, lift feet off ground.

Hold medicine both in both hands.

Twist from side to side, touching ball to ground each time.

#9. Superman Passes

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Lie flat on stomach, medicine ball in front of you.

Slightly lift legs and raise head and upper chest off ground.

Pass medicine ball back and forth between arms in front of chest.

#10. Toe Touches

Toe Touches

Toe Touches

Lie flat on back, raise legs straight up, keeping them together.

Hold medicine ball in both hands.

Using arms and lifting head and upper back only, touch ball to toes.

These simple exercises are the perfect way to start your day at home to wake up and get moving.

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