University Recreation


Medicine Ball Rotation Squat

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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Glutes, Quadriceps, Hamstrings
Secondary Muscles: Rhomboids, Obliques
Body Area: Legs, Core, Back
Modality Types: Accessories Accessories
Equipment: Medicine Ball

Medicine Ball Rotation Squat Medicine Ball Rotation Squat

Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • With medicine ball in hands, stand with feet shoulder width apart
  • Slowly, and in a controlled motion, squat down by lowering hips toward floor until knees are at 90 degree angles
  • Keep back straight and chest up, NOT leaned forward
  • In one fluid motion, stand bringing medicine ball to core, and twist torso so that medicine ball is at side of hip
  • Again in a controlled motion, twist back so medicine ball is at midline and squat back down
  • On next extension, twist to other side of body so both sides of body are exercised
  • Be sure to maintain a straight back and keep chest up, not leaned forward


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