Medicine balls are very popular because they can be used for many different exercises. By throwing, catching, pushing or as a weight, all muscle groups are trained, so that the condition and coordination of your body.
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- Medicine balls are timeless and have worked for over 100 years. They are universally applicable and allow exercises that are not feasible with a dumbbell or in the gym.
- When catching, throwing, hurling or pushing , muscles are used in combination and thus trained. The coordination and condition of the body is optimally improved.
- A distinction is made between classic medicine balls made of leather and medicine balls made of rubber, which are also called slam balls.
- Leather medicine balls are extremely robust and durable.
- Are offered in many weight classes (mostly 800 grams, 1 kg, 1500 grams as well as 2 to 10 kg in 1 kg intervals).
- Should be filled with moisture-resistant granules.
- Have cushioning and joint-protecting properties due to the filling.
- The filling of granules gives the ball permanent dimensional stability.
- The weight should be printed legibly so that it is not necessary to search for a long time between exercises.
- Diameter up to 2 kg around 21 cm. The ball with 3 kg measures 25 cm, the one with 4 kg 27 cm.
- The medicine ball should have a built-in moisture barrier , which is located under the leather.
- Have a sturdy rubber cover and should be filled with iron sand . This improves the balance and strength of the ball. This allows them to withstand explosively executed throws to the ground.
- Are often offered with one, two, three, four, five, seven, 10, 15 and 20kg.
- Perfect for throwing and catching exercises, as well as for training alone against a wall.
- The balls with three to 10 kg have a diameter of 17 to 23 cm. All larger models about 27 to 29 cm.
- Some balls have a valve to inflate or deflate. These are less suitable for explosive throwing exercises on the ground.
- The surface should be slightly roughened , so that the ball can be caught better and has a better grip.
- The rubber cover has the advantage that the ball can be easily cleaned and thus remains hygienic.
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FAQ About Medicine Balls
Medicine ball – what size?
The ideal size for your medicine ball depends on its purpose and your strength. As a substitute for a dumbbell, a somewhat larger medicine ball is usually suitable; as an additional weight for running, for example, a smaller ball is recommended.
How heavy should a medicine ball be?
The optimal weight of a medicine ball depends on its use and your strength. While medicine balls used as an additional weight during cardio sessions should not be heavier than 5 kg, medicine balls used as a substitute for dumbbells or similar can weigh over 10 kg.
What do you do with a medicine ball?
Medicine balls can be used for catching, throwing, slinging, dragging or pushing – depending on which muscle groups are to be trained.
Why is the medicine ball called a medicine ball?
The term comes from the USA. There, medicine balls were called „medicine for the body“ for a long time, because all muscle groups are used when throwing and catching.
What is inside a medicine ball?
While leather medicine balls are usually filled with moisture-resistant granules, rubber medicine balls are often filled with iron sand.
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