The MB Squat to Overhead Press is a challenging whole body movement. Due to the sequential use of upper and lower body, it will also raise your heart rate very quickly.
Hold a large MB at chest height and perform a squat. As you return to standing, press the ball overhead, so that your legs and arms straighten simultaneously. When using a heavier MB, use the leg thrust to drive the MB upwards.
Any whole-body strength movement like this, that shunts blood from lower to upper body will produce a significant cardio effect. Therefore, this is one of many exercises that can be performed when time is limited, or as part of a high intensity interval circuit. The use of a large MB will also challenge your grip.
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