medicine ball


Definition of medicine ball

: a heavy usually large ball used especially in conditioning and strengthening exercises

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The added benefit of the medicine ball is to create an unstable surface, which raises the difficulty. SELF, "A Quick Core-Burning Workout From Jennifer Lopez's Trainer," 26 Oct. 2018 Your two main free weights in the gym are dumbbells and barbells, but kettlebells, medicine balls, sand bags, heck, even tires are free weights. SELF, "Your Guide to Navigating the Free Weights at the Gym," 12 Jan. 2019 The exercise is a combination lying leg raise and an isometric band-apart, using a resistance band and medicine ball to amp up a traditional leg lift. Leah Prinzivalli, SELF, "Celebrity Trainer Ben Bruno Just Invented a New Core Exercise You Should Try," 16 Nov. 2018 Lie on your back, grab the medicine ball firmly between both hands and place it above your head. SELF, "Strengthen Your Entire Body With This 8-Part Slam Ball Circuit from Pink’s Trainer," 12 Sep. 2018 Using a medicine ball or free weight, lie on your back with your hands extended above your chest and legs elevated, forming a 90-degree angle at your hips., "4 efficient exercises for a slimmer waistline," 12 June 2018 Golf requires a lot of trunk rotation, so Mr. Tennant also incorporates exercises like tossing a medicine ball against the wall, initiating the throw from his side body. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "Lifting Golf Bags? That’s the Easy Part," 12 May 2018 All that’s left now are two physical tests – a broad jump, and a granny-throw with a weighted medicine ball – and we’re done. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: USA Luge's search for next great Winter Olympian visits Indianapolis," 28 June 2018 NuStep machines and medicine balls are also on-site. Quoron Walker, Courant Community, "Senior Fitness Center Grand Opening Is Here," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of medicine ball

1895, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of medicine ball

: a heavy leather-covered ball that is used for exercises

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