This equipment can be thrown, caught, and struck with maximum force and velocity. It provides a training tool for life movements and functional training. A medicine ball combines the qualities of a ball and the qualities of an impact absorbing mitt into one unit.

TIPS: Choose a ball just heavy enough to provide resistance but not so heavy as to alter the structure and speed of the selected movement. 4, 6, and 8 pound balls work for everyone. Even though the resistance is the same, your velocity will increase with the strength, size and power. The heavier balls are used where slower, more strength related exercises are featured.