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Medicine Ball Chest Push with Run Release

Medicine Ball Chest Push with Run Release

The Medicine Ball Chest Push with Run Release is an explosive and dynamic exercise that engages multiple muscle groups in the upper body, core, and lower body. It is an excellent choice for individuals looking to improve their power, upper body strength, and cardiovascular endurance. This exercise requires a medicine ball and an open space to perform. The movement starts with the athlete holding a medicine ball at chest level, feet hip-width apart, and knees slightly bent. The core should be engaged throughout the exercise to maintain stability and control. With explosive force, the athlete forcefully pushes the medicine ball away from the chest, extending the arms fully and simultaneously taking a couple of steps forward or backward as if running. As the medicine ball is released, the athlete continues running in the direction chosen, maintaining a strong and upright posture. The movement of the arms and legs should be coordinated and explosive, utilizing the power generated from the entire body. The exercise is typically performed for several repetitions or for a designated distance, allowing for a challenging and dynamic workout. The Medicine Ball Chest Push with Run Release not only strengthens the chest, shoulders, triceps, and core muscles but also engages the legs and cardiovascular system due to the additional running component. In combination, these factors contribute to improved overall power, speed, and agility. Additionally, incorporating this exercise into a well-rounded workout routine can enhance athletic performance and increase metabolic rate, helping individuals burn calories and achieve their fitness goals.


  • Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a medicine ball with both hands at chest level.
  • Take a big step forward with your right foot while simultaneously extending your arms straight out in front of you, releasing the medicine ball.
  • As you release the ball, push it forcefully with your chest muscles.
  • At the same time, start running forward using a full stride.
  • Next, catch the medicine ball with both hands by bringing your arms back to the starting position as you continue running.
  • Repeat the exercise for the desired number of repetitions, alternating the leading leg with each step.
  • Remember to engage your core throughout the exercise to maintain stability and control.

Tips & Tricks

  • Start with a medicine ball that is an appropriate weight for your fitness level.
  • Engage your core muscles throughout the entire movement for stability.
  • Focus on a controlled chest push, using your chest muscles to propel the medicine ball forward.
  • Practice the run release motion by quickly releasing the medicine ball as you step or jump forward.
  • Maintain proper form with a slight forward lean and soft knees during the run release phase.
  • Ensure you have enough space to safely perform the exercise without any obstacles.
  • Gradually increase the intensity and distance of the run release as you become more comfortable and confident.
  • Listen to your body and take breaks as needed to prevent overexertion or potential injury.
  • Consider incorporating this exercise into a full-body workout routine for maximum benefit.
  • Stay hydrated and fuel your body with a balanced diet to support your exercise performance and recovery.