Medicine balls rock. It is totally worth investing in for your home gym. They don’t take up much space, and the options for exercises are limitless. I used a 14-pound ball for this video. Pick a weight that suits you. I like the soft medicine balls, that way when you do slams and other throwing exercises, it won’t come back and hit you in the face. That would really put a damper on your workout! You know what I’m saying?! This one from Amazon is totally reasonably priced and comes in a variety of weights. Click the link to check it out.
Have you noticed a theme with the workouts I post? Yeah, you don’t need a whole lot of equipment or time to get fit. The formula is so much simpler than you’d think. First, it is important to mention that no amount of exercise will compensate for a poor diet. Eating right is the most important thing. Our relationship with food, that’s complicated. Our food culture and our country’s food labeling…that’s complicated. That’s why people pay me as a nutrition health coach. But what we should eat is pretty simple–eat things that rot. Read your labels. Minimize sugar. As for exercise, I’m a big believer in high intensity intervals. Let me simplify this, too. Work out hard and fast–get it over with and reap the benefits long after your exercise is done! Why read a book on the stationary bike for an hour? A total waste of time…unless it is a good book. Work hard for 20 minutes and then move about your day.
Check out these 11 awesome medicine ball exercise ideas. Try to do this circuit two or three time through with as little rest as possible, or throw some of these exercises in your weight lifting routine. I’ve been enjoying lifting heavy-ish weights (like 5-reps of back squat) and then getting my heart rate up by doing an accelerator exercise (like ball slams). Keep your body guessing. This total body circuit will get you feeling the burn for sure!