Medicine Ball

Med Ball CatchThose of you following us, and taking part in our workouts know how we follow simple rules. Keep it functional and keep it fun.

We don’t need to complicate our workouts, which is why we focus on using tried and trusted kit, with a few cheeky tricks on the way.

Today we’re focusing on the Medicine Ball.

Here are 3 interesting facts for you:

1. A Medicine Ball is a weighted ball roughly the diameter of your shoulders

2. They are generally covered in leather or vinyl and are mainly filled with sand to give the weight.

3. They do not contain any medicine!

This piece of kit is usually used for strength and resistance training. There are a whole host of functional moves you can perform with it. Use it as an alternative to dumbbells. Throw it, catch it, lift it, pass it. You could even balance on it. The trick is to select a weight that is enough to slow your usual movement pattern down.

Our favourite part is feeling our core working hard. While you are bending, reaching, rotating and passing the ball through all planes of motion, your core is working extremely hard to keep you stabilised. This helps to build superb abdominal and back strength, which is so important for good postural health.

Why not ask for a Medicine Ball workout at your next session?

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