The medicine ball is an all-around fitness tool and is excellent for building fitness, strength, posture, movement mechanics, athletic skills, and more.
Originally the medicine ball was a tool to re-train people after injury but now has become popular for fitness and sport in general. Our SMART Medicine balls come in a variety of weights to provide a challenge in a variety of exercises and are great, whether you’re a complete novice or a pro.
Medicine Balls are useful for almost every exercise and/or movement you can imagine. You can use them while seated, standing, lying flat, as well as both static and dynamic movements. They are often used in sports training scenarios that add a new dimension by reproducing specific actions. This is often done to boost the speed and accuracy of your movement
Medicine ball training is versatile, cost-effective, and simple to learn. In addition, it can be time-efficient because it requires multiple body parts to work together. Using just one weighted ball, you can help you or your training clients improve in a variety of areas.
• Build Strength
• Improve Core
• Gain Explosiveness and Power
• Develop coordination and balance
Using a medicine ball, you will be able to create movements that work an entire chain of muscles. In fact, the medicine ball improves your proprioception (perception, body awareness/positioning).
Adding a weighted dimension and putting your body off-balance helps to work deeper muscles in your body. When you strengthen the muscles that are vital to maintaining good posture, the result will be reduced injury rates (better core stability, stronger back). Even better, by developing your intermuscular coordination, including abs and lower back muscles, you’ll end up burning more calories through using more muscle mass.
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Linda Shober is a Certified Fitness Instructor and burpee lover! She is NETA Certified, Les Mills BODYPUMP Certified, PiYO Live Certified, and SH1FT/L1FT Certified.