The classic medicine ball has been around for centuries and is the perfect addition to any home or commercial gym. A versatile tool used in the development of speed, strength, power and conditioning, they can be incorporated into any level training from beginner to elite and are the perfect addition to any home or commercial gym.
Versatile and portable, they are a cost effective solution that allows you to train anytime, anywhere.
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Medicine Balls can be incorporated into a fitness routine in several ways. For example, instead of placing both hands on the floor to perform push ups, exercisers can place one hand on the ball. This increases the challenge of the exercise because unlike the floor, the ball moves. The stabiliser muscles in the arms, shoulders and core are activated in an effort to maintain proper form. Lying on an exercise ball to get crunches provides the same benefit. Medicine balls come in a range of weights, with most beginners being able to handle 1kg. Experienced trainers will often work with much heavier weights.
Wall balls are a core part of functional fitness training. The balls are weighted, like a normal medicine ball, but oversized and wrapped in leather or PU leather and designed to be thrown at a wall – repeatedly. The main movement involves taking a wall ball in the correct weight and performing a full squat and then launching the ball vertically to make contact with a target on a wall, then repeating. It is either loved or hated, but acknowledged as very effective.
Slam balls, also known as dead balls are designed for throwing exercises. They have a hard, durable shell that can handle a high velocity impact but will not bounce. Slam balls are known to be more durable, and softer than standard medicine balls – in essence they're rubber balls filled with sand that will deform when impacted, with minimal bounce. Popular movements including the Ball Slam (which essentially involves holding a slam ball overhead and throwing it into the ground with as much power as possible (also making it one of the best stress relievers around) and its variations. It's important to note that normal medicine balls should not be used ball slams else it's likely you'll end up with a broken nose!
At Little Bloke Fitness, we sell a variety of equipment and packages. If you’d like some advice on which gym equipment is best suited to your training needs, or you’d like a tailored package to fit your requirements, you can call us on 03 9462 3943 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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