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Medicine Ball

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6 Pound

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  • 6-pound ball for upper- and lower-body exercises
  • Ideal for classic medicine ball workouts
  • Helps develop core strength, balance, and coordination
  • Sturdy rubber construction; Can bounce off hard surfaces
  • Textured finish provides a superior grip
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Having a Ball
by Valued Customer on May 30, 2017
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Medicine balls are a neglected part of the fitness experience. They are more commonly seen in rehabilitation centers than mainline gyms, and perhaps for that reason they carry the taint of remedial or soft workouts.Yet, these balls offer a surprisingly tough and fatiguing upper body workout. A ten-pound ball � roughly the weight and size of a gallon of milk � is a great way to build on a strength and fitness program. Start with 100 partner throws (depending on speed of the chest-high catch and release, this may take 2 minutes), before moving up to a 5-minute continuous throwing workout. It's an exercise that is both invigorating and eviscerating. The effort is so gradual and yet so cumulative; the fatigue sets in slowly, then all at once.Because you are pushing against the weight of the ball, then launching it through the air (or letting go in passing drills), the workout is completely different from pumping iron or other fixed upper-body workouts like chin ups. The best comparison for me is training on a speed bag in boxing. I love�medicine ball�workouts. They take up little space and can be used in a variety of standing and floor positions in both solo and partner workouts. And honestly, working out with a ball � even a 10-pound one � is fun.AmazonBasics brand medicine ball is a solidly crafted piece of equipment with two-tone coloring, a pebbly, rubberized basketball-sized grip, and dense feel. Highly recommend buying several sizes in this line for your home-based gym.NOTE: When throwing this ball, I suggest padded�cycling gloves�for comfort.

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Bought them all! Negative reviews must be FAKE!
by Valued Customer on September 17, 2017
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Let's start by letting everyone know I've been in the fitness industry for almost 20yrs, worked in gyms and been a personal trainer for many years as well as fitness enthusiast so I know good gym quality. Okay, I am a firm believer in reading good reviews and the ones that are bad. I have to be honest and say that many times when I read reviews It is obvious that retail shops/competitors or retail distributors order certain product so their reviews are ""verified purchase"" and they can leave negative remarks to attempt to keep people from ordering the same quality on Amazon. With that said this is an AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME PRODUCT! It is the EXACT quality of medicine balls you'll find in commercial gyms such as LA Fitness, 24hr Fitness or any other big box commercial gym. If you are looking for commercial quality then lol no further as this product is for you!

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Not for slamming on concrete.
by Valued Customer on April 23, 2017
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Great ball. It does bounce. Been slamming it in the grass leaving a big crater. Great fun!Edit: do NOT use for slamming on concrete. It will bust on concrete. Still a great ball, just bad judgement on my end.

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Better that working out with a baby
by Valued Customer on March 28, 2018
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With a new baby I found myself doing a lot of upper body exercises while holding my little one. While this is a great upper body and potentially full body workout, I found the baby to be a little too squirmy to be effective so I decided to pick up this medicine ball. It was a great choice. It's grippy, compact, and effective. It also doesn't have a tendency to spit up on me while doing chest presses which is a big plus. Best part - this ball doesn't complain if I accidentally drop it.Honestly - this is a great basic medicine ball. The rubber skin provides great grip. No 'heavy spots' with the weight evenly distributed across the ball. There are plenty of quick exercises you can do at home to do a full body workout with the benefit of building both slow twitch and fast twitch muscle. Ball seems plenty durable and should last a good long time. Great purchase. Thinking of buying another in a different weight.

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Great quality and unbeatable price for this key fitness tool
by Valued Customer on December 15, 2017
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If you're looking for a medicine ball, you probably already know what they are for and why you should get one so I won't pretend to be your personal trainer. For the price (good) and the quality (very good, in fact), the AB medicine balls are a great buy.Yes, Amazon is taking over the world and putting everyone else out of business, but if you want to assuage your guilt then take the money you've saved and donate it to a worthy charity at year-end here, and take the tax write-off before Congress screws you over

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Best one I could find
by Valued Customer on June 18, 2016
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I love this weighted ball, it's perfect for my needs. It has a great grip on it and is easy to grab. I looked at other weighted balls but liked the look feel of this one much more and this one was actually less.

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Excellent. Easy to grip
by Valued Customer on December 24, 2017
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Excellent. Easy to grip, solid interior so you don't feel any shifting weight at all. The different weights come in different sizes. I currently own the 6lb, 8lb, 12lb, and 18lb. These are excellent for a whole variety of workouts. The price is far lower than other rubber medicine balls but the quality is just as good. NOTE: While you can't bounce these like basketballs, they do have some bounce to them. If you use them as slam balls (which I do not), they would bounce back at you to some degree. I prefer to use them either as wall balls or in various other exercises (abs, leg squats, etc).

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High Quality, Multi-Purpose, Home-Gym Essential
by Valued Customer on January 23, 2018
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Amazon is - of course - a brand I've grown to trust and appreciate; this is the first time I've purchased anything from the AmazonBasics line. I'm very happy with the make, style, and quality of this medicine ball. I like that this is one in a set of color-coded medicine balls in varying weights, so I can add to my collection as I like.The ball is built with material and texture similar to that of a basketball - a very small, lightly raised, rubberized pattern lays across the surface for traction/grip which is an absolutely wonderful feature. The 8-pounder is about the size of a futsal (indoor soccer) ball and is actually helpful to use in building up power in your ankles and in your ball-kicking force if you play soccer. I not only use this medicine ball for ab exercises and HIIT movements (like ""wood chops"") but for increasing the strength and power in my ankles by gently, but purposefully, pushing it around the floor with my instep.

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Good, but it ""sheds"" a bit.
by Valued Customer on August 15, 2017
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I've had this for a couple of months and have been using it on a regular basis for slams, push ups, and pretty much general fitness stuff. It's super durable and does a great job keeping its shape.But, and it's more of an annoyance than a problem, the black rubber part of the ball keeps flaking off. I don't know if it was painted on or some sort of rubber treatment but it drops annoying little 1-2"" rubber bits at a regular rate. Obviously this doesn't affect the performance of the ball, but it's needlessly annoying.For the price, the performance is great though.

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Bad chemical odor, but does the trick for working out.
by Valued Customer on November 08, 2017
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Very bouncy and does the trick. Only drawback is this awful chemical smell that the rubber lets off. I tried washing it with soap and water and it still stinks kinds of like moth balls. It's also a bit slick as there is a think film on the ball (probably the chemical from the rubber). I know with time and use these issues will go away, but I guess I'll just breath that smell in and rub the ball in dirt for now?!

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Medicine Ball meets Basketball
by Valued Customer on June 18, 2018
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Perfect for what I needed, a basketball-sized medicine ball. After a nearly two-decade hiatus from playing hoops, decided to start shooting around at a nearby park. Old age ( 67) creeps up on you, and the old arm strength seemed long gone. Shots from more than 8 feet away were pathetic. Obviously needed to build up some arm strength. After trying a few medicine balls at a local fitness center, learned that, for me, 10 pounds was about right to practice shooting by throwing the ball up in the air in a shooting motion (two or three feet), then catching it and doing it again, etc.This every other day plus actually shooting for hour or so, and after a few weeks, the range is now out to between foul line and three-point line.Still need to work on core and on leg strength, but it is heartening to be able to hoist a three up and not watch it plummet five feet in front of you.So, if you need to work on shot distance, this is probably a very good way to go. And it seems to be made with quality, at a price point that is lower than the competition.PLEASE NOTE: I have not tried any slams or bouncing it off a wall or the floor with this ball. Maybe it would hold up, maybe it wouldn't. I'm not going to find out, as I use it strictly for building shooting strength and some dynamic twists and movement routines.

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Great Medicine Ball for a Home Gym
by Valued Customer on September 04, 2016
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I'm in the process of transferring my workouts from a local gym to a home gym and I knew that a medicine ball would have to be one of my purchases. This is a sturdy medicine ball that works exactly as I had hoped. It's easy to grip and easy to use. I would definitely get another Amazon Basics medicine ball if I needed one in a different size.

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