The Medicine Ball has a lot more to offer than just the Wall Ball exercise. Walk in any functional fitness gym and you will find them piled up against a wall or, more likely, in use! If this sport has taught us anything, it’s the fact that any exercise can be intensified and it doesn’t take a boatload of expensive machinery to do it. We love the Medicine Ball so much that we've incorporated it into all of our Equipment Packages and counted it in our Top 5 Equipment Items you should own. No gym should be without this versatile item.
It is true that for the most part, the Wall Ball is the most widely programmed exercise for the medicine ball and some might think that's a large investment for a small return. But, there are tons of other uses for the Medicine Ball in your programming. And even though the you might not include the Medicine Ball as frequently as say, the pullup, it is much more friendly and useful than many give it credit for.
The medicine ball is, in fact, a very universal piece of equipment that, when incorporated into the proper exercise can challenge even the best athlete, yet it’s soft exterior makes it a little less daunting to the beginner. Even kids like the medicine ball - they can throw it, kick it and carry it. What’s more fun [and safe] for a kid?