Olympic Runner Julie Culley's Core Workout

Olympic middle distance runner Julie Culley demonstrates a 26-move core workout designed to strengthen the abs and core without tiring the legs.

10. One-Leg Med Ball Catch

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10. One-Leg Med Ball Catch

Stand with one leg off the ground and a partner holding a medicine ball about 5 feet away from you. Have your partner toss the ball to you. Catch it and throw it back without losing your balance. Your partner should switch the location of his toss, throwing the ball at your right shoulder, left shoulder, right hip and left hip.

Reps: 10 tosses on each leg

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Stand with one leg off the ground and a partner holding a medicine ball about 5 feet away from you. Have your partner toss the ball to you. Catch it and throw it back without losing your balance. Your partner should switch the location of his toss, throwing the ball at your right shoulder, left shoulder, right hip and left hip.

Reps: 10 tosses on each leg


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