I’ve got a full-body workout for you today that will take 10 or 20 minutes to complete, depending on how much time you have. I originally planned this as a 20-minute circuit and then got a request for a 10-minute workout and figured I’d let you guys decide! If you’re following along with the video, just go through it twice for the 20 minutes.
I’m using a medicine ball but all the exercises could be done with just your bodyweight or a dumbbell/sandbag so don’t let the equipment throw you off–improvise as needed!
Med Ball Full-Body Circuit Workout
Equipment I Used:
- Medicine ball (I’m using a 6-lb ball because it’s all I have at home but it’s a bit too light for me — hope that helps you guage what weight is best for you!)
- Interval timer
Set an interval timer for 10 or 20 rounds of 45 seconds of work and 15 seconds of rest. There are five exercises in the circuit and you’ll go through them two or four times. So here’s what it looks like:
45 sec exercise 1
15 sec rest
45 sec exercise 2
15 sec rest
And so on and so on for the 10 or 20 minutes.
Soccer Drill | This is kinda like high knees. Run in place, lifting the feet in front of you one at a time and tapping the medicine ball. These should get your heart rate up so keep it quick! Try to make contact with the ball every time without kicking it–little love taps. It’s harder to actually touch the ball than it is to just hover the foot over it.
Jump Lunge to Torso Twist | Start in a lunge position holding the med ball in both hands at chest height, arms held straight in front of you. Both knees should be bent to opposing 90-degree angles. Holding this low lunge, twist your torso to the right or left (if right foot is in front, twist to the right), keeping arms straight as you do. You want your whole upper half moving as one unit on this—imagine your waist is a wet towel that you’re wringing out as you twist. Reverse the sequence, twisting back to center and bringing the med ball in tight to your chest. Do a jump lunge, landing with the opposite foot in front. Repeat.
Chest-to-Floor Burpees with Lateral Hop over Ball | This is a traditional chest-to-floor burpee but instead of jumping straight up with arms overhead at the top, you jump laterally (to the side) over the medicine ball. So one burpee to the right of the ball, one burpee to the left of the ball, hopping side to side.
V-Up Crunch Spreads | Start on your back with arms stretched overhead holding the med ball at a hover and legs hovering just slightly above the ground. Pull your abs in tight and press your low back to the ground. You’ll then crunch up, lifting your legs straight up and separating them out wide as you bring the med ball overhead and through the legs. Lower back down to starting position. If possible, your feet and the med ball should never touch the ground between reps.
Squat Slam Stops | Start standing holding the medicine ball overhead. From here, you’re going to explosively drop down into a low squat as you swing the med ball down in front of your body as if you were going to slam it on the floor. You want to build momentum as you do this so really put some oomph into it. Just as the med ball is nearing the floor, stop the movement, catching it hovering over the floor, arms extended out in front of you. Pause in this low position and then just as explosively power back up to the starting position, pressing through your heels to stand as you swoop the med ball back overhead.
The more power you use to swing the ball down, the harder your muscles will have to work to stop the momentum. If you’re a beginner, start with a slow motion and work your way to a more explosive downward swing.
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