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Figure 8s

Exercise Tips

  • Control the motion- do not swing your arms
  • Contract your abdominals the entire time
  • Keep arms extended

Figure 8s

This exercise targets your entire core abdominals area and provides a low to moderate cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Abdominals, Obliques


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week


Medicine Ball

Cardiovascular Benefit

Low to Moderate

Muscle Group: Abdominals, Obliques

Equipment: Medicine Ball

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low to Moderate

Exercise Category: Abdominals

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and hold a medicine ball at your right hip, arms fully extended diagonally across your body.

  1. 1 Keeping your arms fully extended, rotate your arms in a continuous figure 8 motion. Step by step motions are: raise the medicine ball from your hip to right next to your head, then across your body to your left hip, then up again to the other side of your head.
  2. 2 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set, alternating directions.