The benefits of a weighted ball workout
Adding a weighted or medicine ball-or any ball, such as a soccer or beach ball-to your workouts is a simple way to provide resistance for muscle toning and a fun way to vary your routine. “Weighted balls as fitness tools have been around for centuries, but have lately become popular as trainers look for ways to make exercises more functional and adaptable to everyday life,” says Erin Phelan, a fitness instructor and certified personal trainer in Toronto. “The ball can be used to tone any area of your body, but is particularly useful in improving core strength.” The following exercises will do just that. You can even grab your ball and do these moves outside.