It’s so important with any exercise that you build your core strength. There are many different ways that you can exercise to build strength, but one of the easiest and least expensive ways is by using a piece of equipment like the Valeo Medicine Ball.
You wouldn’t think adding a ball to the way you exercise could change the strength and shape of your body, but these can. How these balls differ from regular balls used with fitness programs is that these balls are about the size of a basketball – but they’re weighted.
The weights of these balls can be found in various ranges from 4 to 12 pounds, with the weight numbers printed on the side for easy reference. It’s the contained weight of these balls that make them different from regular balls.
These balls are used for their benefits in fitness and weight training because of their ability to handle impact. This impact benefits you because the ball can handle being thrown up into the air – something you can’t do with free weights. You can also catch the ball, hit it or use it in repetitive movement exercises.
The way that the medicine ball can help you get trim and build muscle can be added to a workout that you already do, or it can be the sole workout. The balls enable users to work out alone with the ball or with a partner or a group.
One way to use the ball is to start by holding the ball extended above your head, and then, keeping arms extended, lower them straight out to your left side, then directly in front of you then to the right until you’ve completed a circle. Another way is to use the ball much like you would a kettleball – although you would need to keep your palms open wide on both sides of the ball to keep a firm grip.
The ball has tough outer rubber material that makes it easy to hold on to, and because the material is so durable, it can handle being thrown onto the floor, against a wall or thrown back and forth with a workout partner. It takes more energy to use the balls, so you get a better workout.
Using a medicine ball helps your muscles strengthen, helps them become more flexible, and helps with coordination as well. For best results, if you’ve never used medicine ball, you want to start slow and use a combination of balls containing various weights so that you’ll build your strength faster.
The classic, heart-pumping challenge of a medicine ball workout has endured for years for one simple reason — it’s incredibly effective. Develop core strength, improve coordination, and fine-tune your balance with these simple, durable models from Valeo. Sturdy rubber construction with a textured finish can bounce off of hard surfaces and provides a solid grip. The balls come in four-, six-, eight-, ten-, and 12-pound weights, and a handy exercise wall chart is also included.
About Valeo Fitness
Since the introduction of the original Classic Belt in 1988, Valeo continues to develop products of uncompromising quality and value. Valeo has an extensive line of fitness accessories including lifting gloves, body balls, jump ropes, and more. Every Valeo fitness product can be used at home or at the gym, and many are easy to take along when you are on the road.