The medicine ball push-up is a simple way to make a classic bodyweight exercise more difficult. It targets all the same muscles as the push-up: chest, triceps, shoulders, upper back, and core. The addition of the medicine ball adds a degree of difficulty and can increase chest and triceps activation.
Great for building the chest and triceps
The medicine ball introduces an element of instability, forcing the core to stabilize the body
Squeezing against the ball can increase the challenge to the chest
Can be performed as a mechanical dropset with bodyweight push-ups