Medicine Balls

They come in all weights, sizes and densities. But no matter which variations you choose, medicine balls can add versatility, and maybe even a bit of play. But what kind is best?

“Bouncing medicine balls are great for reaction drills, for deceleration training and for replicating many common exercises you would do with dumbbells—like curls, presses, squats and lunges. Heavier, nonbouncing balls can be used for more explosive movements, such as throws and slams. They allow us to really drive up the kinetic chain—feet to legs to hips to shoulders to hands—and throw the ball as hard as possible without having to worry about it coming back.”