Why I Love the Medicine Ball and You Should, Too:
The medicine ball is one of the most popular exercise machines in our homes. People love it because it helps them work out without any effort.
But why do they like it so much? What makes it so great?
Well, let’s take a look at some reasons…
1) It works!
Yes, the medicine ball is very effective when it comes to working your muscles. A big reason why people love using it is because its easy to use and requires little effort.
You don’t need a whole lot of time or energy to perform a set of squats with the medicine ball. And if you’re not sure how to do a squat properly, then just ask someone who has used one before and they’ll show you how!
2) Its fun!
I mean who doesn’t want to have fun while exercising?
The medicine ball is definitely a good way to keep yourself entertained. If you’ve ever played with a toy car, then you probably understand the appeal of playing with something that moves. With the medicine ball, you get all those same feelings of excitement and joy that come from having a toy car in your hands. Plus, it’s just plain fun to watch other people play with their own toys!
Who doesn’t like to save money?
When you buy a medicine ball, you’re getting your money’s worth! Unlike going to the gym and having to pay each time you step through the doors, the medicine ball is one big purchase that’ll last a lifetime. This means that whenever you’re bored or just have some free time on your hands, you have a fun activity that you can do in the comfort of your very own home. How cool is that?
Sources & references used in this article:
The Effects of a Mini-Band Warm-Up, a Medicine Ball Warm-Up and Static Stretching on Lower Body Power by B Stewart – 2013 – Ulysses Press
Medicine Ball Training by KJ Lopez – 2017 – library.ndsu.edu
Use of the Medicine Ball Super Arms protocol on the National Football League’s 225-lb repetition-to-failure bench press test: Analysis of effects by R Lee – Conditioning Programs for Golf and Tennis, 2000 – books.google.com
‘You’re never too old’: beliefs about physical activity and playing sport in later life by RB Ferguson – 2009 – Citeseer
Less medicine, more health: 7 assumptions that drive too much medical care by RW Duffin – 2007 – WW Norton & Company
College coaches’ experiences with stress—“Problem solvers” have problems, too by BC Grant – Ageing & Society, 2001 – cambridge.org