York 8kg Double Grip Medicine Ball View

York 8kg Double Grip Medicine Ball

The York 8kg double grip medicine ball not only improves your agility, balance and hand-eye co-ordination, but also strengthens the core to help the body operate efficiently and avoid injury. It weighs 8kg (17.6lbs) and ensures reduced bounce element. This great rehabilitation and strength training tool is perfect for exercises such as v-ups, overhead slams, bicep curls, tricep extensions and medicine ball push-ups. It has dual handles for added comfort and a textured surface for a firm grip providing safe workouts.The ball is made from a rubber compound material for enhanced durability.

York 10kg Medicine Ball View

York 10kg Medicine Ball

The York 10kg medicine ball is a valuable tool in rehabilitation, sports medicine and strength training. It features a 2-tone design and is manufactured from a durable rubber compound material. The ball offers reduced bounce element and has a textured surface for anti-slip grip ensuring safe and effective workouts. In addition, it weighs 10kg (22lbs) and is easy to clean. The York medicine ball helps to improve coordination, agility and core strength.

Fitness Mad 4kg Double Grip Medicine Ball View

Fitness Mad 4kg Double Grip Medicine Ball

The Fitness Mad 4kg double grip medicine ball is easy to grip and provides increased control. It can be inflated or deflated to suit the required hardness. As the ball is waterproof, it can be used both indoors and outdoors.

York 5kg Medicine Ball with Rope View

York 5kg Medicine Ball with Rope

The York 5kg medicine ball with rope is made from a rubber compound material and guarantees reduced bounce element. It is easy to clean and utilizes a looped nylon rope for assisted power swings. The ball has a 2-tone design and is an excellent core training and explosive power training tool. It is great for plyometric and stabilizer exercises and improves the range of motion, coordination and agility. Additionally, the ball weighs 5kg (11lbs) and is a fantastic addition to any home or gym.

Fitness Mad 3kg Medicine Ball View

Fitness Mad 3kg Medicine Ball

The Fitness Mad 3kg medicine ball ensures a proper full-body training that will help you stay in shape or stay on top of your game as an athlete. It’s great for many disciplines including fighting sports, golf, racquet sports or even functional fitness. It allows for developing strong core and abdominal muscles and provides a comfortable way of training all the important muscles of different body parts including arms, shoulders, back and legs. This durable and water-resistant medicine ball offers proper confident grip and weight resistance through a full range of motion to ensure efficient and challenging training if necessary. The ball is made from PVC, sized at 25cm (9.8-inch) in diameter and weights around 3kg (6.6lbs).


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Medicine Balls

A medicine ball (med ball) is a small weighted ball which can add an extra dimension to toning exercises – particularly for the core.  These days a high proportion come with handles, but traditionally medicine balls were all held in the hands, just like a sports ball. 

The name medicine ball dates roughly 3000 years back to the part of the world then referred to as Persia where medicine and health were interchangeable terms.  Sometimes referred to as an exercise ball or a fitness ball this simple piece of kit has multiple applications and is popular with physiotherapists for rehabilitation and personal trainers for building strength and power.

The size, weight and materials of medicine balls vary.  Smaller 1KG balls can be as little as 20cm in diameter while the larger 10kg balls measure around 75cm – similar in size to a basketball.    Traditionally medicine balls were made of leather but rubber, vinyl and nylon are the most common outer layers today.  Those without handles tend to be textured rubber to aid a good grip. 

The weight element of a medicine ball varies from model to model.  Some have a heavy inner half sphere, others contain a thin rubber ‘bladder’ with a rubber outer which contains an air valve to pump up the ball to the required bounce level. 

Medicine balls with handles offer the greatest variety of uses as you can do single arm exercises.  In fact pretty much anything you can do with a kettle bell you can do with a handled medicine ball in addition to the established medicine ball exercises. 

If you’ve got a buddy to train with a medicine ball is a great ingredient for a fun interactive and effective workout. Toe-to-toe sit ups where the ball is passed over each rep are highly effective back and stomach strengtheners. Throwing and catching medicine balls is also fantastic exercise for the arms, shoulders and chest.

What’s great about medicine balls is they’re low cost, easy to store, highly versatile and genuinely effective. Because they’re free weights you do need to have good posture, control and technique to use them effectively but these days there are so many free examples and so much great advice online that a relative novice could confidently create a program that gave them real results.

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