medicine ball


Definition of medicine ball 

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

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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 Click to Read Story More on Fitness Mr. Cantor performs squats with a medicine ball as part of a strength circuit. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "World Cup Announcer Andrés Cantor Hits His Own Fitness Goal," 2 June 2018 My introductory workout at River North CrossFit (330 W. Ontario St. 312-643-0406) included burpees, kettlebell swings, weighted squats and 10-pound medicine ball wall-throws four times through. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Get moving: What to know before you try CrossFit," 5 July 2017 In the training room, there is a treadmill, row machines, medicine balls, assorted weights as well as yoga mats and blocks for when Williams finds the yoga instructor that will be the right fit for her studio. Elizabeth Wellington,, "Philly's diverse answer to boutique fitness studios," 27 Mar. 2018 Mickelson has favored plyometric exercises, such as throwing a medicine ball against a wall, to build core and lower body strength without overdoing it. Brian Costa, WSJ, "How Phil Mickelson Can Defy Age to Win the Masters," 4 Apr. 2018 Firmly hold a medicine ball in line with your chest., "5 easy exercises you can do from your chair," 27 Mar. 2018

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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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