Core strength: Medicine ball top - Women's Running

Core strength: Medicine ball tap

Author: Chris Macdonald

Read Time:   |  May 12, 2014

Medicine ball toe tap

The medicine ball toe tap trains the lower stomach, sides and core (rectus abdominis, obliques and transversus abdominis). Squeezing a medicine ball between your knees means that you will be forced to keep them from moving outwards and your alignment correct.

Why do it?

By adding additional weight, you overload the muscles, which will help to create more strength and stamina in your stomach.


  1. Lie on your back on the floor, with your legs bent to form right angles at your hips and knees.
  2. Place a medicine ball in-between your knees (this is the starting position).
  3. Lower your legs until your feet touch the floor.
  4. Slowly lift both legs back up to the starting position.

Be safe

Ensure your lower back doesn’t arch off the floor when you lower your legs.

Chris Macdonald

Editor-at-Large, Women's Running

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