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Posted by: Mickey | 2009/05/17

Medicine ball

is it true that dropping a medicine ball on your abs will help strengthen/tone them?

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Hi Mickey

Yes, it's one of the ways to do it - done by boxers a lot. The muscle contracts in response to the impact. I wouldn't put it very high up on a list of ways to strengthen the abs though - I'd say it's a more specialized means and that you could do better by just doing regular stomach exercises like situps and crunches. But it's a tool to help.

Good luck

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