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 .
- 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.⤴
- 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.⤴