Using a Medicine Ball for Exercises

medicine ball workout

Hey lovely bloggers, I wanted to share some cool workouts one can do using a medicine ball. I love using medicine balls, they are portable, come in a variety of weights, can be inexpensive, can be DIY (created yourself), and can be used to make a movement more advanced.  Many people may overlook the usage of a medicine ball and the powers it can unleash when used correctly for your workouts, I think because people assume that lifting weights has to be with a dumbbell, barbell or kettlebell, that medicine balls cannot get the job done, but honestly if you have ever lifted a heavy medicine ball.. you will KNOW it can get the job done! I tell people, don’t knock it until you try it.. because you never know, you may end up liking it & this saying goes for don’t bash using medicine balls until you have given them a chance, because who knows.. it could be your new go to exercise equipment and in the fitness industry, it is a plus to have variety and know variety; especially as a professional. I don’t believe in eliminating options, because what doesn’t work for you, could work for a client. I won’t be able to talk about all the exercises using a medicine ball can accomplish, but I will name a few and hopefully you will give it a shot.  For those of you who have used a medicine ball, share your opinion of them, if you haven’t used a medicine ball; does this sound like something you would want to try in the future for workouts? Would love to hear all of your opinions and feedback 🙂

 

benefits of using a medicine ball:

 
  • Helps build explosive strength
  • Challenge your core
  • work on balance
  • Adds an element of fun
  • Improves hand-eye coordination 

Medicine ball exercises:

  • Lunge with twist
  • Single leg squat
  • Reaching Romanian deadlift
  • Single leg hip bridge
  • Rolling push-up
  • Medicine ball push-up
  • Weighted superman
  • lying chest toss
  • Wall pass
  • shoulder press
  • Ball fly
  • V-up
  • Overhead slam
  • Crunch with medicine ball
  • Straight leg sit up
  • Power cross chop
  • Extension pass
  • Russian twist
  • Burpee to medicine ball press
  • Medicine ball full body twist

These are just a few exercises that can be done while using a medicine ball, for some of you who may not have heard of some of these exercises, feel free to youtube them.  I, myself haven’t done all of these but I know I will be adding them to my list of exercises to try! Give it a shot. Thanks for reading. If any of you have questions or concerns, feel free to ask me

Your fitness blogger,

Shay-lon xoxo

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