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Medicine ball training can serve to assist with training objectives in sports performance. Adding medicine ball exercises as part of the active dynamic routine can help improve overall athletic ability.
In most warm up routines, athletes start with general movements to warm up the body and prepare for the rigors of training. Adding a medicine ball to some of the basic active warm up exercises can add an extra element of strength, stability and balance.
When training with medicine balls keep in mind the objective of the exercise and the placement of the activities in the training routine.
Medicine ball routines can develop strength, speed, stability, flexibility, technique and many other qualities that help athletes succeed. The following exercises are used as part of the warm up routine for athletes at the University of Iowa.