Top 5 Medicine Balls
Medicine balls can be great exercise tools, not only for people with disabilities or mobility issues but for everyone.
Because not everyone is familiar with the intricacies of these useful tools, we’re going to quickly review the top 5 medicine balls available on the market.
1) AmazonBasics Medicine Ball
- Options ranging from 4 lbs. to 20 lbs.
- Supports all classic medicine ball workouts.
- Can be used to develop core strength and balance.
- Made from durable rubber.
- Very sturdy grip.
If you’re not familiar with AmazonBasics products, the name tells you basically everything that you need to know. AmazonBasics are high-quality, but rarely have any sort of special features.
However, given that it’s a medicine ball, you don’t really need any fancy features.
The AmazonBasics Medicine Balls works very well. It comes in a wide variety of different sizes, so it can be used by people of any strength or size.
It also gives you a wide variety of exercises that you can do, given that different medicine ball exercises often require different sized medicine balls.
The AmazonBasics is very comfortable to use.
The outside is textured in such a way that you should never lose your grip on the ball, even if you’ve worked up quite the sweat.
The actual medicine ball also has a fairly solid rubber construction, so it can bounce off surfaces and take a bit of punishment.
Overall, a high-quality medicine ball and a good option for both beginners and veterans.
2) j/fit Soft Wall Ball, Medicine Ball, Strength & Conditioning WODs
- Very heavy-duty stitching for long-lasting use.
- Comes in sizes ranging from 6 lbs. to 30 lbs.
- Capable of absorbing impact.
The j/fit is a great medicine ball.
It comes in all different weight sizes, but unlike the AmazonBasics, it doesn’t stop at 20 lbs. it goes all the way up to 30 lbs.
It really is a tremendous product.
You can use it for both core strengthening exercises and to add much-needed resistance to other basic exercises like squats and lunges.
This is also definitely a product that will be lasting you for a very long time.
The outside is made of heavy-duty stitched leather, which not only gives it a very serious looking appearance, but it also adds much-needed durability to the medicine ball.
This is definitely one of the better medicine balls out there and a must-have for anyone in the market for a medicine ball.
3) A2ZCARE Toning Ball – Soft Weighted Mini Ball/Medicine Ball
- Weight limits ranging from 2 lbs. to 8 lbs.
- Small, compact design fits easily in anyone’s palm.
- Designed to help you improve balance and to add resistance to workouts.
We figured that we should include at least one medicine ball that was primarily meant for amateurs.
As you can probably tell from the low weight limit, this ball is primarily meant for amateurs, given that it only goes up to 8 lbs.
Normally, we’d hold this against the medicine ball, but given that it’s meant for those who are just starting out, it’s understandable.
The small size of each ball does have a distinct advantage that many other medicine balls don’t have, which is the fact that the smaller medicine balls can easily be gripped in the palm of your hand.
Some people, especially those with smaller hands, struggle to get a good grip on bigger medicine balls, so these smaller ones are a good option.
They’re also surprisingly durable given their size.
You can put a good amount of pressure on them and they will still maintain their shape perfectly.
The only major downside to these medicine balls is that you can’t use them in any exercise that requires the medicine balls to be dropped on the ground.
This because they are designed not to bounce when dropped on a hard surface.
4) j/fit Dead Weight Slam Ball
- Comes in classic (smooth) or tread design.
- Weight limits ranging from 10 lbs. to 50 lbs.
- Very high durability.
This is probably the most heavy-duty medicine ball on this list, especially if you go for the heaviest (50 lbs.) option.
It’s definitely a great product.
You can use it for both aerobic exercises and for muscle building exercises.
It will stand up to a lot of punishment and you can use it in basically any exercises that you can think of.
While you have the option of going with either a classic or tread option, we recommend the tread option.
The treads provide extra grip and they are designed so that your fingers fit in between the treads perfectly.
The treads add an extra layer of durability and versatility to the medicine ball, as they allow you to get a firmer grip on the ball.
Finally, the many different weight options offer a clear path of progression, start with a 10 or 15 lbs. ball and make your way up to the 50 lbs. option.
5) Titan Soft Wall Medicine Ball
- 5 different weight options, ranging from 6 lbs. to 30 lbs.
- Very well-constructed.
- Allows you to develop your core strength and muscles.
Finally, we have the Titan Soft Wall Medicine Ball.
While it doesn’t offer a lot of options when it comes to weight (many medicine balls offer 10 different weight options, as opposed to just 5, the 5 that it offers are reasonably spaced out and offer good progression.
While this medicine ball can be used to improve balance and add resistance to aerobic exercises, its main purpose is to help you develop core strength.
This ball is very durable and can easily survive being thrown at targets or being dropped repeatedly.
So, don’t be afraid to be a bit rough with the ball while exercising.