In addition to simply feeling far heavier than it likely truly is, the medicine ball lift + squat are valuable in proving the “breathing vs. bracing” directive; If breathing, and bear-hugging the ball with enough force to stabilize it, you’ll likely go to sleep. If braced- fat, not tall- you will not.
Much like someone heavy pinning you in grappling, the successful endurance of the position is one of its greatest values. We recommend a “monkey paw”/ rope grip to lock the hands (no thumbs out)!
Precursors (all contained within this very Movement Library):
We always recommend addressing each piece, before assembling the puzzle.
(Don’t skip steps, unless you favor impatience over performance… )