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Incorporating a Medicine Ball into Your Fitness Program Can Boost Strength and Add Variety

Medicine Ball Workout

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  • Medicine balls look like a regular kickball, but they’re much heavier. They come in varying sizes and weights, from baseball-sized balls weighing a couple pounds, to larger balls weighing up to 50 pounds or more
  • Medicine balls are great for adding resistance to your abdominal workout and can add variety to a number of other exercises. You can also incorporate a medicine ball in plyometric exercises
  • As a general guideline, the ball should be heavy enough to visibly slow your motion, but not so heavy that you lose control, accuracy, or range of motion

By Dr. Mercola

Strength training is an integral part of any well-rounded exercise program, regardless of your age or gender. Resistance training can be done in a gym, or at home using weights, resistance bands, or just your own body weight.


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