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Side Reach

Exercise Tips

  • Focus on balance
  • Keep your eyes on the ball
  • Make sure that you do not drag your opposite foot while doing this exercise

Side Reach

This exercise targets your quadriceps and provides a moderate cardio benefit. It also works your gluteals and hamstrings.

Muscle Group

Quads, Gluteals (Glutes), Hamstrings


2 Days a Week to
4 Days a Week


Medicine Ball

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Quads, Gluteals (Glutes), Hamstrings

Equipment: Medicine Ball

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 4 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Moderate

Exercise Category: Medicine Ball Exercises - Legs

Starting Position: Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart, holding a medicine ball in both hands with your arms fully extended down in front of you.

  1. 1 Step 1-2 feet straight out to one side with one leg, keeping the other leg planted. As you do so, simultaneously reach the medicine ball towards your toes.
  2. 2 Slowly return to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat step one with the opposite leg.
  4. 4 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set, alternating legs.