Medicine Ball

A medicine ball (also known as an exercise ball, a med ball, or a fitness ball) is a weighted ball roughly the diameter of the shoulders (approx. 13.7 inches). Often used for rehabilitation and strength training, it serves an important role in the field of sports medicine. It should not be confused with the larger, inflated exercise ball.

Medicine balls are usually sold as 2–25 lb (0.91–11 kg) balls and are used effectively in plyometric weight training to increase explosive power in athletes in all sports. Some medicine balls are in the form of weighted basketballs.

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... Martin next put together a new group called Medicine Ball, which featured mainstays, guitarist Billy Darnell and pianist Pete Bradstreet, who later recorded with the band Electric Range ... An album, "Dewey Martin's Medicine Ball", was released in August 1970 and featured steel guitarist Buddy Emmons and former Buffalo Springfield bass player ... late 1970, Martin and Darnell formed a new version of Medicine Ball with pianist Charles Lamont and bass player Tom Leavey and made some tentative recordings which were subsequently scrapped ...
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... Hooverball is a medicine ball game invented by President Herbert Hoover's personal physician to help keep then-President Hoover fit ... and involves throwing a heavily weighted medicine ball over the net ... Officially, in Hooverball, the medicine ball weighs about 6 lb (2.7 kg) and is thrown over an 8 ft (2.4 m) volleyball-type net ...
Medicine Ball - Variations
... Some producers of medicine balls incorporate handles on or into the ball ... One or two handles may be molded into the ball, thereby changing the shape from a sphere ... and attach/unattach to the surface of the ball ...

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