3 Medicine Ball Push-Ups

Medicine ball push-ups are a great exercise for building shoulder, triceps and chest strength as well as strengthening the important muscles that stabilize the shoulders and core. Using 3 medicine balls is not required but it is simply a progression for increasing the difficulty and making the workout more interesting for someone who already has built a strong base strength.

About Proper Form & Execution of the Medicine Ball Push-ups on 3 Balls

If you have 3 medicine balls handy you can decide which of your 4 limbs you want on the balls. What is more difficult for you will be different from someone else. Regardless, to perform 3 medicine ball push-ups properly it is important you maintain an engaged core, making sure not NOT let your hips drop towards the floor. Dropping your hips towards the floor not only fails to help strengthen the core muscles, but could increase the risk of developing muscle imbalances and even acute injuries.

Who should do them & When and Why to use 3 Medicine Ball Push-ups in a Workout

These push-ups are not going to be the staple exercise in many people's exercise program but that doesn't mean they can't be used from time to time as a method to change up the workout and make it interesting. Some training protocols call for stabilization work and these odd but challenging push-ups could be just what you need to spice up your chest, shoulder and triceps workout.

medicine ball iso push-upsRequired Fitness Equipment

3 Medicine Balls

Target Muscle(s)

Chest (Pectoralis Major)


Anterior Deltoids,  Shoulder Stabilizers

Triceps Brachii




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