Staggered Medicine Ball Push-Ups
This is an advanced exercise that will recruit more core muscles when doing a push-up with one hand on a medicine ball. Start with knees on the floor, body straight, with one hand on the floor and one hand on top of a 6 or 8lb. medicine ball. Spread hands slightly wider than your shoulders. Perform a push-up slower than normal since one hand is on an unstable surface. Your body wants to rotate with this staggered hand position therefore increasing the demands on the core and shoulder muscles. Tip: Don't let the hips touch at the bottom of the push-up and avoid a low back sway. Perform 6-10 push-ups with good form, then roll ball to the other hand.