Medicine balls are making a big comeback in athletic training, and with good reason.
They can be incorporated into a myriad of functional movements. Whether it’s pressing, twisting, turning, or bending, medicine balls can be effectively utilized to train all the supporting muscles that don’t necessarily get direct work during traditional strength-training exercises.
Using a medicine ball often involves full-body movements instead of isolation movements, maximizing your calorie burn and challenging your core strength in a whole new way. And the better your core strength, the more effectively you’re able to transfer power through your entire body for the larger compound movements such as a deadlift or squat.
You can add a medicine ball to almost any exercise to challenge your core stability and improve coordination.