Today we're going to jump right to the heart of the matter. Whether you call them fitness, med or medicine balls you should give them a try. Either alone or in a group they can be the primary exercise tool or an addition to finish off a workout and also an excellent warm-up too.
You'll find the medicine ball to be quite versatile. The normal ball today resembles a basketball and typically weighs about 12 pounds. DON'T KICK THEM! They can have diameters between 8 and 18 inches and weigh anywhere from 2 to 25 pounds. Usually their weight is shown as kilograms (kg) in large numbers imprinted on them. In essence the lower the number the lighter the weight.
Their name is attributed to Hippocrates who used them to rehabilitate injured patients and bring them back to homeostasis through strengthening. Due to the natural movements of throwing, catching, twisting and balancing the wear and tear associated with other exercises is not present. Form is essential as it is with any routines you perform. Be certain you're doing the correct motions first before increasing any weight.
The design had not changed much since Hippocrates day until the beginning of the 20th century. It's essentially a weighted ball covered with animal skin as its basic components. Today the varieties can fulfill any need or void with composition, weight, color or size, however, please do not confuse them with the oftentimes larger inflatable fitness balls.
You do not have to complete all of these moves in one workout session but I would recommend that you choose ten of them and try to perform at least 10 to 12 repetitions of each. Slow controlled movements provide the best results!
Thank You to Hippocrates, YouTube & Men's Health