Looking to spice up your workout? Try using a medicine ball!

It’s designed to improve your strength, power, endurance, and functional fitness by adding resistance. Before you grab the first ball you see, figure out which one correlates with the workout you are doing.

Plyometrics and strength training–  The weight of the ball should be 30 to 50% of your one repetition max for a similar weight training exercise.
Abdominal exercises-  The size should be smaller and lighter to maximize speed and technique. Choose a heavier weight for exercises where you hold the ball closer to your body.

As your strength increases, increase the weight of your medicine ball. Always start out lighter to learn proper form and technique first!

 

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