Medicine ball: what it is, which one to choose and how to use the Medicine Ball

, if you love "home fitness." It is made of vinyl or leather and filled with sand. It is a tool also used in physiotherapy and for rehabilitation. It serves to strengthen the muscles, to improve endurance, strength and speed. It is a rigid ball, very versatile, available in various weights.

Its diameter starts from 35 centimeters and its weight starts from 1 kg to rise. Many wonder why it is called a "medicine ball". If legends and traditions link this name to the Medici family of Florence, the motivation that links this tool to physiotherapy, health and - therefore - medicine seems more reliable. It is also one of the most used tools for training at home among those proposed by our fitfluencers and small tools recommended by our personal trainer to train.

But let's find out everything about the medicine ball: types, features and the best models on the market.

For further information: What do you need to train at home? The advice of our Personal Trainer and have more rebound.
  • Medium medicine ball. The so-called "Slam Balls", on the other hand, are medium-sized medicine balls, they do not bounce and are perfect for exercises that involve a throw on the ground.
  • Large medicine ball. The largest medicine balls are the "Wall Balls". These are spheres covered with a soft layer of foam rubber and resistant eco-leather. They bounce - albeit less than small ones - and are perfect for throwing towards another individual, who will have to grab them on the fly, or towards a hard surface.
  • ZEUS MEDICAL BALL 1-2-3-4-5 KG GYM TRAINING FITNESS BODY BUILDING (1 KG.) from

    € 12.90 See the offer

    POWRX Slam Ball Medicine Ball 5 kg - Ideal for »Functional Fitness« exercises, strengthening and muscle toning - Sand content and anti-rebound effect + PDF Workout (Orange) from

    Not available now other products

    Capital Sports Wallba 6 Medicine Ball Wall Ball 6 kg in Orange Leatherette from

    € 62.99 € 72.99 -14 & percnt; See the offer

    Photo Courtesy FIT EVOLUTION Medicine Ball 1 kg from

    € 10.00 See the offer

    trenas Medicine Ball in Rubber PRO - 1 kg from

    € 20.99 See the offer

    AmazonBasics - Medicine ball, 2 kg from

    € 21.99 See the offer

    Photo Courtesy , inner thigh, triceps. Useful for explosive or static work, this medicine ball is also used for physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

    Here are some examples:

    Powerfly Pro Medicine Ball - 5 kg from

    € 27.90 See the offer

    66FIT - Slam Ball, Color: Black, Black (Black), 5 kg from

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    CPSports K5 - Original Medicine Ball, Leather, 0.5 kg, 1 kg, 2 kg, 3 kg, 4 kg, 5 kg, 6 kg, 7 kg, 8 kg, 9 kg, 10 kg, 12.5 kg , 15 kg, Color: Brown, Brown, 1.0-kg from

    € 28.99 See the offer

    Photo Courtesy , useful for working shoulders, abs and chest muscles. Unlike the classic sphere, it guarantees a simpler grip, it can have a handle or two. There are those who use it not only for classic medicine ball exercises, but as a substitute for kettlebells, dumbbells and barbells.

    All medicine balls with handles, just like traditional balls, are distinguished by weight, material, size. Here are some examples to buy online:

    POWRX - Medicine Ball with Handles 3 kg + PDF Workout (Black) from

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    MSPORTS Premium Medicine Ball with Handles 3 - 10 kg - Professional Studio (Premium Medicine Ball with Handles 3kg - Professional Studio | Rosso Corsa) from

    € 36.99 See the offer

    Phoenix Fitness Unisex with Double Handle Medicine Ball, Black, 8 kg from

    Not available now other products

    Photo Courtesy POWRX Wall Ball Medicine Ball 2-10 kg - (4 kg / Celeste) from

    Not available now other products

    Bionic Body Wall Ball, Soft, Also Usable As Medicine Ball, Unisex, BBWB-1214, Black, 6.35 kg from

    € 69.59 See the offer

    POWRX - Slam Ball Medicine Ball 3-20 kg - (5 kg / Red) from

    Not available now other products

    Photo Courtesy AmazonBasics - Medicine ball, 5 kg from

    € 28.99 See the offer

    Sveltus Slam Ball 6 kg from

    € 26.49 See the offer

    POWRX - Slam Ball Medicine Ball 3-20 kg - (10 kg / Blue) from

    € 49.99 See the offer

    trenas - Medicine Ball with PRO Handles - 4 kg from

    Not available now other products

    Phoenix Fitness RY929 - Multicolored Medicine Ball, 3 kg from

    € 46.99 See the offer

    Capital Sports Groundcracker Slamball Black Rubber 4kg from

    Not available now other products

    Colored Medicine Ball - Rubber Medicine Ball in 1kg, 1.5kg, 2kg, 3kg, 4kg, 5kg, 6kg, 7kg, 8kg, 9kg, 10kg, 12kg weight, crossfit, bodybuilding, Slamball, Wallball, Reha and Fitness, Set -4 + 6 + 8 KG from

    Not available now other products

    ZEUS MEDICAL BALL 1-2-3-4-5 KG GYM TRAINING FITNESS BODY BUILDING (3 KG.) from

    € 25.00 See the offer

    POWER GUIDANCE - Slam Wall Ball Medicine Ball with Easy Grip Textured Surface and Ultra Durable Rubber Coating, 10kg from

    € 48.99 € 55.99 -13 & percnt; See the offer

    Toorx - MEDICAL BALL 1-2-3-4-5-6 Kg (1 Kg - Diam.Ø 19,5cm) from

    € 25.90 See the offer

    In this video you can discover the exercises to do with the medicine ball under the guidance of our Gabriella Vico. Pull overs, push ups, but also squats and russian twists are the exercises that make up this medicine ball workout that aims to define the muscles of the whole body.

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    In this case, instead, we focus on a series of medicine ball exercises that can be done during the warm-up. Thanks to the help of the medicine ball, we will be able to warm up and awaken all the joints of the lower and upper limbs, preparing ourselves for the actual training.

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