Jump ups are beneficial for strengthening the abdominal muscles, calves, thighs and buttocks. Incorporating a medicine ball into the exercise can give additional benefits to you and will diversify the workout, so that you won’t get bored of the same types of exercise.
Jump Ups with Medicine Ball
The use of a medicine ball while you perform your jump ups can help you use other groups of muscles in the workout as well. Simple jump ups will work on your lower part of the body, starting with the abdominal muscles and the legs and buttocks. However, the upper part of the body is not used. The use of a medicine ball can work on your upper abdominal muscles as well as your arms.
Types of Jump Ups on Bench with Exercise Ball
Typically, the exercise balls weight between 2 and 5 lbs. Choose a ball that is suitable for your fitness level. As you advance in your workout, you can choose a heavier ball. Make sure you can get a good grip on the ball; you may also get a ball with handles.
There are several types of exercise with an exercise ball:
- Hold the ball with both hands at the level of your belly and perform the jump ups
- Hold the ball above your head and perform the jump ups
- Move the ball up and down while you jump on the bench
- Move the ball from side to side
Perform series of 10 to 20 jump ups at a time and increase the number as you advance in your workout program.