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York 1kg Medicine Ball View

York 1kg Medicine Ball

The York 1kg (2.2lbs) medicine ball is perfect for exercises such as rock and roll ups, reverse swings, step jumps, circle squats and medicine ball push-ups. It offers a friendly version of weightlifting and helps you improve the core strength, hand-eye co-ordination, flexibility and balance. This high quality ball is manufactured from a durable rubber compound material and guarantees reduced bounce element. It features a textured surface ensuring a firm grip for safe and effective workouts.

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York 4kg Medicine Ball with Rope View

York 4kg Medicine Ball with Rope

The York 4kg medicine ball with rope is a great addition to any home or gym. It is easy to clean and features a 2-tone design. The ball is produced from a rubber compound material for added durability and utilizes a looped nylon rope for assisted power swings. It is excellent for plyometric and stabilizer exercises and helps to improve balance, agility and coordination. This great core training and explosive power training tool weighs 4kg (8.8lbs) and guarantees reduced bounce element.

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York 3kg Medicine Ball with Rope View

York 3kg Medicine Ball with Rope

The York 3kg medicine ball with rope utilizes a 2-tone design and ensures reduced bounce element. The ball is perfect for plyometric and stabilizer exercises, and is equipped with a looped nylon rope for assisted power swings. This fantastic core training and explosive power training tool is manufactured from a durable rubber compound material. It is easy to clean and weighs 3kg (6.6lbs). This high quality ball is designed to help you improve the core strength, agility and coordination.

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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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