With its origins in ancient Persia, the medicine ball has been used for thousands of years as a fitness and health aid.
From humble beginnings - Hippocrates used to stuff animal skins with stones and sand – they were used by Greek patients who needed to strengthen their bodies, by throwing them back and forth to each other.
Now the medicine ball is more circular, more widespread, and has more uses.
Here are three key exercises to help you keep fit with a medicine ball:
This exercise works your abs, bum, shoulders, heart and lungs.
This exercise will tone your abs, back and shoulders.
This exercise is perfect for developing definition in the abs.
thanks - I will start with the 3kg and hopefully build up.
These remind me of school gym classes. Surely a kettlebell is the modern equivalent?
HI trevor, they vary between 3kg and 10kg. Obviously you need to work up to the highest weights. Personally, I find the 5kg ball just right and use it to build strength for rugby training.
I always has the idea that these are REALLY heavy - what do they weigh?