What is a medicine ball?
A medicine ball (also called the med ball) is a weighted ball with the diameter around your shoulders.
This gym equipment is often used for strength training or rehabilitation.
This ball is often confused with the big elastic fitness ball.
A medicine ball often weighs 2-25lb (approximately 1 to 11 kg).
It is used to elevate your endurance and power by adding pressure to strength and abdominal training exercises.
A medicine ball comes in a vast variety of shapes and weights.
Which exercises can you use with a medicine ball?
A medicine ball is often used in plyometrics or strength training as well as abdominal training exercises.
This ball can also be used for kids to let them get used to weight training.
How to choose a good medicine ball?
Weight is the top important criterion you should notice when purchasing a medicine ball.
You should pick a ball’s weight based on its effect on your movement speed, accuracy, and control of range in motion.
If the ball is too heavy, your training sessions can be poorly performed, or you can even be injured.
If the ball is too light, then your workouts can’t reach the maximum level.
Size also affects your training results.
For multi-joint exercises, choose a medicine ball that is big enough for you to hold with both hands while involving multiple muscle groups in motion.