Medicine Ball Training Articles
Using Non-Bouncing Medicine Balls
by Mike Boyle
I love the Dynamax medicine balls but I can't say I always did. About 10 years ago I bought some heavy Dynamax balls to do upper body plyometrics with. Primarily we did medicine ball bench presses. We have one partner drop an 18-20 lb ball and the other athlete throws the ball back. I really like this exercise for upper body power because it does not give the shoulders the stress that exercises like plyometric pushups do. The reason we use the Dynamax balls is that they are softer and easier to handle when dropped...read more.
Throwing Medicine Balls
By Jim Giroux, Perform Better
Gives a 3-step teaching progression for throwing medicine balls.
Many people never learn to throw properly! Movements that require shifting, bending, rotating and balance are important in athletics and in life. Throwing medicine balls, which incorporates expressions of speed, strength, flexibility and coordination, allows you to quickly see measurable improvement...read more.
The Use of MEDICINE BALLS in the Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries
by Dan McGovern PT, SCS, ATC, CSCS
Medicine balls have become an important tool in achieving the goal of return to play as quickly and safely as possible...read more.
7 Awesome Medicine Ball Drills to Increase Speed!
By Lee Taft, Performance Director, Sports Speed Etc., LLC
Medicine ball drills are overlooked by many coaches in general. Even when coaches do implement medicine ball training, they only look at it as upper body and core strengthening. Lee presents many ways in which medicine ball training can increase speed...read more.