Soft Medicine Balls, also known as a medball, exercise ball, and weighted ball are great for abdominal/core work, legs, arms, shoulders, (demo photos below) and overall conditioning. Soft Medicine Balls are very different from the much lighter and larger Stability or Fitball that many of you also use at home and with me, which I’ll discuss in another blog post.
I like the Soft Medicine Ball because of its ‘sandbag’ feel, the comfort in your hand and against your body for added weight, and the fact you can toss it between partners! (We’d never toss a dumbbell, ack!)
SQUAT AND TOSS TO PARTNER
Exercises include switching/tossing hand to hand while balancing, lifting and lower during leg squats and lunges, weighed trunk rotation for abs and back, overhead for triceps, added weight for crunches, and many more. I’m sure many of you just can’t wait for your next workout when we use these!
I’m still a proponent of using just your body and gravity, yet for those of you who like suggestions for apparatus at home to make your workouts more varied and fun, I absolutely endorse the Soft Medicine Ball, and recommend your first ball not exceed 8 pounds.
SINGLE LEG SQUAT WITH TORSO TWIST WEIGHTED CRUNCH TORSO TWIST