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Add Resistance to Your Workout: Medicine Balls

I love using a medicine ball at the gym and if you haven't tried incorporating them into your workout, you should. It's a great and fun way to work with a partner as well as a great way to really change up your normal routine.

Power Med-Balls ($12.95-99.95) are a great option for your home gym. These rubber balls are durable, weather-resistant and available in 11 weight sizes from 2 lbs. to 30 lbs. The balls are designed to bounce and they're ideal for partner and wall-related exercises. The 2 lb. and 4 lb. balls are the size of a volleyball. The 6 lb. and 8 lb. balls are the size of a basketball and the 10 lb. to 30 lb. balls are slightly larger than a basketball.

I like to incorporate medicine balls into a lot of my already challenging fitness exercises for added resistance. For example, try doing full sit-ups with a medicine ball overhead. It's tough! Or try having a friend bounce the ball for you to catch while you're balancing on a bosu, then you bounce it back. Not too easy, but fun! Buy them from Power Systems online.

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vrico2005 vrico2005 10 years
The website they are selling this stuff from is great too!
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 10 years
We have one too - but SU3 - what a great idea to keep it in the car! I never thought of that. Thanks for sharing!
SU3 SU3 10 years
I keep one in the trunk of my car so whenever we go to the beach or the park, we use them to work out. That's a great exercise Sarah... although I'm not a huge fan of it! :P lol
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
me and my bf use these at home...we also have half balls that we rest our lower back on and use the medicine balls to toss back and forth to each other as we do sit ups on our balls! its a fun way to get in our ab exercises!
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