medicine ball


Definition of 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 Options: Hold a kettlebell, medicine ball or other weight for more challenge. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "These U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Drills Could Work for You, Too," 5 Sep. 2020 Add a book or a medicine ball to ramp up the difficulty. Hannah Seo, Popular Science, "Six seated exercises to keep you limber at your desk," 1 Sep. 2020 Then Tabbah added a rebounder trampoline, and medicine ball catches became part of the circuit. Jonas Shaffer,, "‘We got the Super Bowl to go to': How Ravens RB Mark Ingram II plans to defy his age in Year 10," 3 Aug. 2020 Then lunges featuring a 10-pound medicine ball slam. Jonas Shaffer,, "‘We got the Super Bowl to go to': How Ravens RB Mark Ingram II plans to defy his age in Year 10," 3 Aug. 2020 Outside the building where medicine balls were being utilized, a coach was spraying down each medicine ball after its use. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Armed with thousands of “Gymwipes,” Zapien’s Eagles open summer workouts," 19 June 2020 Markovich, who grew two inches since last year, was pounding the medicine ball during a recent practice and power-cleaning weights. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Horizon LB Blaze Markovich on comeback trail after lost junior season," 17 June 2020 Stacked in weight racks next to floor mats and benches are medicine balls and barbells. oregonlive, "At-home fitness equipment: What’s selling during the coronavirus shutdown," 3 June 2020 The kids take over and hop through the ladder, leap the hurdles, zigzag around the cones and roll the medicine ball. John Shea,, "Day in the life with Giants’ Brandon Crawford: Sheltering in a busy place," 5 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of medicine ball

1895, in the meaning defined above

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15 Sep 2020

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“Medicine ball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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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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