Medicine Ball Workout Videos
Create a Tough, Versatile Workout with Medicine Balls
While medicine balls appear to be limited in many people's eyes, they are in
very useful fitness tool. You will notice during the medicine ball workout
videos that med balls are capable of producing strength, power and speed
movements to help improve the fitness of people with diverse fitness goals. In
addition to the classic throwing exercises and exercises you have seen boxers
training with, the medicine ball can be used simply as a weight.
In addition to explosive throwing exercises, medicine balls can be used as an
unstable surface for many different kinds of push-ups. If the medicine is heavy
enough for the user, they can also be used in place of a barbell or dumbbells.
Overall, medicine balls are a versatile tool for trainers and for those who know
exercises with them or have an imagination.
When & Why Perform the Med Ball Exercises
Medicine ball exercises can be performed at any point of a workout although
they are usually used at the beginning. The round surface of medicine balls is
optimal for exercises in which the weight is best held close to the body as it
can be held comfortably against the skin. The round shape and evenly distributed
weight of medicine balls is perfect for exercises in which the resistance
travels through awkward ranges of motion such as wood chops.
Safety Precautions with Medicine Balls
Using medicine balls is not as risky as using some other piece of fitness
equipment, however, you need to know your limits and be able to judge space correctly.
Since medicine balls are often used for throwing exercises, be sure there is no
windows which are at risk of getting shattered by a medicine ball.
Likewise, if there is anything that could be damaged by a 5-30 pound ball
getting hurled through the air, make sure it is not in the way when you do
medicine ball exercises. This goes for people as well. During partner throwing
exercises make sure both people are familiar with the weight of the ball and the
speed at which it will be thrown. It goes without saying that if a flying 30lb
medicine ball hits you squarely in the nose, it is going to cause serious problems.