Medicine Ball

A medicine ball is a weighted ball that’s often used in strength training.

Their main advantage is that, unlike dumbbells, they can be thrown and caught. This makes medicine ball routines great for improving explosive power, balance, core strength, grip strength, and athletic performance[1] [2].

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25 Must-Try Medicine Ball Exercises

Check out this 24-year-old lady phenom pump out an absurd number of push-ups, without her hands even touching the ground.

Have the balls to try something new? Ditching machines for medicine balls can work the whole body — without the fuss. Here are 25 moves to get the ball rolling on any fitness goal.

Sometimes two gym rats are better than one. Grab a partner and make the most of your gym time with these high-intensity partner exercises.

Mix and match these killer abdominal exercises to work on core strength whether you're at the gym or working out at home.

Have the balls to try something new? Ditching machines for medicine balls can work the whole body — without the fuss. Here are 25 moves to get the ball rolling on any fitness goal.

Check out this 24-year-old lady phenom pump out an absurd number of push-ups, without her hands even touching the ground.

Mix and match these killer abdominal exercises to work on core strength whether you're at the gym or working out at home.

Sometimes two gym rats are better than one. Grab a partner and make the most of your gym time with these high-intensity partner exercises.

Works Cited

  1. Effect of twelve weeks of medicine ball training on high school baseball players. Szymanksi, D.J., Szymanski, J.M., Bradford, T.J. et al. Department of Health and Exercise Science, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2007 Aug;21(3):894-901.
  2. Validity and reliability of a medicine ball explosive power test. Stockbrugger, B.A., Haennel, R.G. Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2001 Nov;15(4):431-8.