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Rubber Medicine Ball

Medicine balls date back well over one hundred years and primarily used for rehab work and strength & conditioning training.

The distinguishing features are a firm, grippy texture about the size of a basketball that will bounce if dropped. Balls range from 1kg to 10kg and are typically made of leather, rubber or plastic and are sometimes manufactured with handles to make holding the balls easier.

Medicine Balls are air filled, and have a strong, thick rubber shell that provides the weight to the ball. The look and feel are similar to a basketball, but that’s where the similarities end. The ball is much heavier, and will provide a little bounce. They are smaller than a wall ball, which allows you to get a more powerful grip and throw behind it. A medicine ball is perfect for doing partnered longer distance throws or fast repetition bounce off a wall or bounce and catch off a wall. However, a medicine ball is not designed for slams. Performing a slam with a medicine ball can be dangerous due to the bounce, and you will soon split a medicine ball if you perform high power repetitive slams. The outer rubber shell is not designed to absorb the impact of a slam – this is when a slam ball should be used.

Medicine balls are used for standard lifting exercises, functional training and core work. They are great for ball work exercises with training partners like sit-ups and excellent for users concentrating on sports related movements, as they replicate the use of a ball. Add them to any workout in place of dumbbells for an extra challenge.

Some popular medicine ball exercises are:

  • Rolling push-ups
  • V-ups
  • Med ball planks

Common weight available: 1kg, 2kg, 3kg, 4kg, 5kg, 6kg, 7kg, 8kg, 9kg, 10kg.

Medicine Ball Set of 5 Balls: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 KG

Medicine Ball Set of 5 Balls: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 KG

Stitched Wall Balls

Wall Balls are rubber granule and polyester fibre filled to give good bounce and excellent weight balance. The outer is a softer shell that is designed to better absorb impact than a medicine ball. The first thing that surprises many is the size of the wall ball, they are much larger than a medicine ball, and relatively light (between 4kg & 12 kg). The wall ball is great for developing explosive power, when performing single high speed, powerful throws. The large diameter of a wall ball provides greater air resistance, so while the wall ball may be light, you need to work harder to throw faster and stronger. The wall ball is great for performing side throws, overhead throws, crunch throws or improve co-ordination when used with a wall ball throwing target. Like a medicine ball, a wall ball is not designed for use in ground slams. A wall ball can be dangerous to slam due to rebound, and may be prone to split due to the short distance impact of a slam. Always use a slam ball / dead ball for ground slams.

As the name implies, these balls are used for exercises that make use of walls in some way. Wall balls have been designed to absorb impact and are usually larger than both slam & medicine balls. They can be up to the size of a beach ball and range from 4kgs to 15kgs. They are much softer and have a slight bounce to them. Usually made of vinyl with an outer layer of padding making them easily visible and safe to throw and catch while exercising.

Common exercises are wall throws, wall squats & wall sit-ups. All of these incorporate throwing the ball at a wall either directly upward or laterally across the body in a twisting motion towards the wall, then catching it again before repeating the steps. This allows the user to train a wide variety of muscle groups including; core, glutes, hamstrings & shoulders and can be worked into many cardio and circuit workouts.

Wall balls are great for more explosive movements, mainly revolving around variations of throws and are commonly used in fitness competitions and high intensity training.

Wall balls are for exercises directed toward a sturdy wall, such as:

  • Side throws
  • Crunch throws
  • Overhead wall ball tosses

Common weight available: 4kg, 6kg, 8kg, 10kg.

Medicine Ball Set of 4 Balls: 4, 6, 8, 10 KG