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.

17. Med Ball Toss Crunch

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17. Med Ball Toss Crunch

Sit on top of a physioball in a ready position—feet planted securely on the ground about hip-width apart, arms extended with your hands in front of your chest. Have a partner toss a med ball just over your head. Catch the ball with your hands, lower it behind your head, straighten your torso overtop the physioball and contract your midsection to explosively lift your body back up to a seated position while throwing the ball back to your partner.

Reps: 15

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Sit on top of a physioball in a ready position—feet planted securely on the ground about hip-width apart, arms extended with your hands in front of your chest. Have a partner toss a med ball just over your head. Catch the ball with your hands, lower it behind your head, straighten your torso overtop the physioball and contract your midsection to explosively lift your body back up to a seated position while throwing the ball back to your partner.

Reps: 15


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