Medicine balls are commonly used for plyometric and power development drills.
The two most common types of medicine balls can be categorized by how well they bounce, high bounce or low bounce.
There’s a time and need for both, but choosing the right medicine ball can easily make or break the effectiveness of the exercise.
A medicine ball that bounces can effectively trigger the stretch-shortening cycle of a plyometric exercise, while a medicine ball with low bounce will place the emphasis on the concentric power output.
How to Choose the Right Medicine Ball
In this video, I discuss this more and show the different emphasis that different medicine balls will produce:
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The Science of Plyometrics
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