medicine ball


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

Examples of medicine ball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Common examples of anaerobic exercise include weightlifting, sprinting, powerlifting, medicine ball drops and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Daryl Austin, USA TODAY, 5 Feb. 2024 Serpas scavenges discarded mattresses, medicine balls, collapsible tent frames, old carpets and broken mirrors. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2024 Forward Lunge With Twist How to: Start in a standing position at back of mat, holding one dumbbell (medicine ball) at chest. Jordan Galloway, Women's Health, 25 July 2023 In the early years of his career, chasing vans and running up hills or throwing medicine balls while singing to improve his breath control were not wasted on him. Marissa Evans, Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2024 Players must uncover trivia questions that are high up on a wall, find and unlock the heavy medicine ball chained up with the correct answer to that question, and then lift the medicine ball up and over the wall. Sydney Bucksbaum,, 18 Aug. 2022 And at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, seniors use resistance bands, medicine balls and stability balls to strengthen their muscles. Alexi C. Cardona, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 While the initial test showed no air leakage, our overnight test showed a difference of about four inches in height after a medicine ball rested on it. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 9 Dec. 2023 Ryan shared a video of Kaley jumping rope, doing some medicine ball crunches, and lifting weights. Olivia Evans, Women's Health, 26 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of medicine ball was in 1895

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“Medicine ball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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medicine ball

: a heavy usually large ball used especially for strengthening exercises
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