Adidas Dual Grip Medicine Ball - 3kg View

Adidas Dual Grip Medicine Ball - 3kg

The 3kg Adidas dual grip medicine ball is made from heavy duty rubber for durability and flexibility. The easy-grip dual handles enhance the comfort of use. Great tool for core strength training and rehabilitation purposes.

Precision Training 5kg Rubber Medicine Ball View

Precision Training 5kg Rubber Medicine Ball

The Precision Training 5kg rubber medicine ball has been developed for those, who want to improve strength, coordination and flexibility. The ball is constructed from a 1 piece moulded rubber and features a raised surface for improved grip. Sports enthusiasts can benefit from daily training with a ball, which can be bounced, rolled or just held to make the workout much more varied. There are plenty of ways to use this 5kg ball, including two handed upper body exercises, handed throwing drills or passing and catching exercises.

York 4kg Double Grip Medicine Ball View

York 4kg Double Grip Medicine Ball

The York 4kg (8.8lbs) double grip medicine ball improves hand-eye co-ordination, agility and core muscle strength to help the body operate efficiently and avoid injury. This great rehabilitation and strength training tool is manufactured from a durable rubber compound material and has dual handles for added comfort. It is easy to clean and features a textured surface for a firm, anti-slip grip ensuring safe and effective workouts. The ball is perfect for exercises such as medicine ball push-ups, circle squats, step jumps, reaching Romanian deadlifts, rock and roll ups and shoulder presses.


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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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