Medicine balls have been in existence for as long as medicine science itself. Sand-filled pouches which could have been the origin of the medicine ball were used by the father of medicine, Hippocrates himself in treating injuries. Medicine balls have been effective in increasing core strength of athletes looking for sport specific workouts.
The first step towards a successful medicine ball workout session is to select the right ball. Medicine balls are available in varying weights. Start by lifting the ball, if you can lift it very easily move to another. The goal is to select a ball which will slow down your motion considerably but not to the level of injury. There are innumerable exercises which can be performed with the medicine ball, but here are the top five exercises which will help you keep your entire body in shape.