|What is medicine ball training?
ball training is the old school, old fashioned workout that's being rediscovered
by fitness experts everywhere. Medicine ball training is beautifully simple
and easily adaptable to any range - of - motion activity. A fundamental
part of any sports training method, medicine ball training can work wonders
for just about anyone from children, to injured workers, to athletes both
serious and casual.
Why Medicine Ball Training?
Because the medicine ball works to build core trunk strength and joint
integrity. Building core trunk strength is now recognized as the first
place to begin building strength by every sports trainer. Functional arm
and leg strength originate from the core or trunk which includes the abs
is vitally important, because no matter how strong your muscles are, you
are only as functionally strong as your joints which direct your muscle
movements. In other words, you are only as strong as the weakest link in
the chain, and that is your joints. All too often, strong and otherwise
well muscled athletes break down because of weak joints in the shoulder,
elbow, hips, or knees.
ball training is designed to strengthen these areas. This allows you to
more fully access your muscle strength. You also become more resistant
to injury. Muscle sensory balance (also known as proprioception) and range
of motion are the fundamental abilities which enable any vigorous athletic
motion from running, jumping, or lunging. Unlike weight machines which
limit and restrict natural movement, medicine ball training provides weight
resistance through all planes of movement. You gain the strength and flexibility
necessary for explosive motions from a powerful golf swing to a booming
tennis serve. Explosive movements can only be learned by training explosively,
and that's what the medicine ball provides!
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