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Medicine Ball Exercises

The medicine ball is a great tool as it is relatively inexpensive and can be incorporated into any number of different exercises.  I especially like using the medicine ball for training power through whole body movement.  In the videos below you will see some examples of the medicine ball being used to create rotational power through the whole body as well as overhead power.

The key is selecting a medicine ball weight that challenges you, but isn’t so heavy that it slows you down.  The aim of these exercises is to generate force through a combination of load * speed.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.  At Principle Four Osteopathy we have an interest in strength and conditioning, exercise prescription and rehabilitation.  Services currently offered at our clinics include:  Osteopathy, Functional Movement Screening, Clinical Pilates, Strength and Conditioning Technique Assessments, Exercise Prescription and Rehabilitation consultations.

Principle Four Osteopathy is located across two locations within Melbourne.  Our clinics are located in the Melbourne City CBD near the corner of Little Bourke St and Elizabeth St as well as Melbourne Docklands on Bourke St. 

Find out more about our clinic or book an appointment at www.principlefourosteopathy.com.