Add Movement-based Exercises to Your Weight Training Routine with Dynamax Medicine Balls
The use of weighted balls for health, rehabilitation, and strength training dates back to ancient Greece, where Hippocrates is said to have stuffed animal skins with weights so that his patients could toss them around for medicinal purposes. In more modern times, weighted medicine balls the diameter of the shoulders (approximately 14 inches) began to appear in gymnasiums and sports training facilities as early as 1895. Currently medicine balls are extensively used in training routines based on plyometrics – exercises in which muscles exert maximum force for short intervals of time, with the goal of increasing both speed and power. Power Systems offers a wide range of medicine balls, associated equipment, and training materials, including the "superstar" of this type of equipment, the Dynamax Medicine Ball.
What makes the Dynamax Medicine Ball the best?
There are many brands of medicine balls available, but the question you should ask yourself as you are trying to choose one is, "Can I safely and comfortably catch this ball when it is thrown at me at high velocity?" This is important because plyometric exercises often involve partners throwing balls that weigh between 4 and 30 pounds at each other as fast as they can. Since their appearance on the market, Dynamax medicine balls have been considered among the safest exercise balls available because of their quality leather construction and high degree of padding. The shell design also makes the Dynamax ball more balanced and dimensionally stable in flight, so it can be used to develop dozens of exercise routines to help you improve strength, stamina, flexibility, cardiorespiratory endurance, speed, power, coordination, and balance. Whether you are selecting medicine balls for yourself or for classes you present in your professional facilities, no other medicine ball on the market combines the efficacy, durability, and safety of a Dynamax Ball.
How Do I Choose the Proper Weight for My Dynamax Ball?
Exercise routines based on Dynamax medicine balls are almost always partner-based, in that you are working either with an instructor or another athlete at your own level to perform high-velocity, high-impact exercises. So on a primary level, the weight of the ball is secondary to its ability to safely absorb impact. Because Dynamax balls provide that safety at all weights, finding the best weight for you or your students depends on finding a ball that is just heavy enough to provide resistance, but not heavy enough to alter the speed and the structure of the selected movement. At Power Systems, we offer not only the full line of Dynamax medicine balls, rebounders, racks, and weights that you need, we also carry DVDs, books, and other training materials to help you design the plyometric routines you need for your professional gym or fitness center.