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How far Medicine Ball Helps to Gain Physical Fitness


 
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INTRODUCTION

HOW TO WORK OUT USING A MEDICINE BALL?

ADVANTAGES OF USING A MEDICINE BALL

 

INTRODUCTION

The ball which is used for the purpose of physical training is called medicine ball. This medicine ball appears to be large, weighs heavy, filled with sand, covered by leather and it is tossed from one person to another to provide physical exercise. The other names for medicine ball are fitness ball, exercise ball and med ball. Medicine ball is a versatile training tool, which enhances your athletic performance, improves the strength and tone of the muscles, enhances stamina and coordination on usage and used in rehabilitation exercises.

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HOW TO WORK OUT USING A MEDICINE BALL?

  • Med balls could be used by people of all age groups. On usage, this ball gives a range of motion, harmonization, flexibility and strength to the upper and the lower body.
  • Today, med balls are available in various sizes, shapes, colors and textures. So, before you start to work out, decide on the type and size of the med ball you need.
  • To build core strength in your body, make use of a single or double grip anatomic med ball and focus or concentrate on the muscles which are attached to spine, pelvis and the back.
  • If you decide to work on specific sports exercises or if you simply want to work out abdominals, you can use a regular rubber ball.
  • To build your arms, shoulders and to improve your endurance, toss, catch, lift and press the heavy med balls.

ADVANTAGES OF USING A MEDICINE BALL

  • The med ball can make your routine work more varied and interesting. So, in this way it add variety to work outs.
  • These med balls are easy to hold, whether it is a soft medicine ball or those with handles, a medicine ball is always easier to hold.
  • Med balls are used to build core strength. When you do your routine exercises, your trunk muscles must be tightened to maintain balance. When you do this way, it helps to strengthen the core, which includes abdominal muscles, waist muscles and lower back.
  • While exercising with your medicine ball, work out traveling lunges. Also do squats, it not only strengthens your legs but also helps to get your heart rate up. So, in this way, you can add cardio to your routine muscle building.
  • You can rest the ball either over your chest or; you can bring the ball back over your head to get a harder variation. In this way, you can make your abdominal muscles more challenging.

Medicine balls provide the best source for resistance training. These balls are priced at reasonable rates. Whatever exercise, you do using medicine ball, see that, you do not cross your physical limitations. Altogether, these balls are highly helpful in improving the physical fitness.

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