Reverse lunge and twist with medicine ball

Exercise of the week!Starting position

Standing position, feet hip width apart holding ball directly in front of your chest.


Inhale and and take a large step back and then lower your body until both legs are bent, twisting your torso to the front leg. Exhale and return to starting position.


  • Keep your core straight during the exercise
  • Your knee shouldn’t exceed your toes
  • Rotate only your core (the thoracic spine) followed by arms and head
  • During rotation your abdomen is like a squeezed wet towel
  • Your front heel is “planted” in the floor

Perform 3 set x 12 reps for each leg

This is a compound exercise that engages various muscles such as  gluteus, quadriceps, abdomen and muscles of the shoulders.

Sofia Papageorga, Yoga &  Pilates Instructor, Personal Trainer, AthensTrainers® Associate