The TAP Double Handle Medicine Ball provides an amazing variety of training options. The dual handles provide a firm reliable grip making it ideal for a wide range of exercises, including swings and rotational movement training. The device allows freedom of motion during dynamic exercises permitting an effective means of improving muscular power. The easy grip handles allow this type of medicine ball to serve as a dumbbell or kettlebell and provides the capability of one-handed and two-handed exercises with functionality not possible with a standard medicine ball. With this tool it is possible to replicate many movement patterns found in sports creating an ideal instrument to achieve functional fitness and sports-specific conditioning goals.
Adding the TAP Double Handle Medicine ball to a training routine is a great way to insert change into an exercise program to make it more challenging and promote variety by introducing a novel stimulus for physiological adaptation. Following the precept of the human body being a ‘Self-Organizing Organism’, exercises with the handle medicine ball embraces the concept of the human body’s ability to learn and adapt from training and movement.
TAP Handle medicine ball exercises train the body to function as a unit instead of separate parts, creating functional movements which can mimic body positions and movement speeds that occur in game situations. Unlike free weights and machines that isolate and train individual muscles or muscle groups, the handle medicine ball allows power moves with resistance in every plane of motion—front to back, side to side, and in rotation. It is an amazingly simple and effective tool for training explosive power and rotational core strength, particularly abdominals and obliques, providing rotational athletes an efficient and effective exercise device.
TAP Handle Medicine Ball, sometimes called ‘Core Ball’ or ‘Dual Handle Medicine Ball’, is a versatile piece of exercise equipment that no training area or home gym should be without. A perfect all-around tool for athletes with limited space or resources, these tough air-filled balls are available in 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20 pound weights. The 4 and 6 pound balls have a diameter of 7.2 inches (183 mm); the 8 pound ball has a diameter of 9.1 inches (230 mm); and the 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20 pound balls have a diameter of 10.8 inches (275 mm). When selecting a proper weight it is important to select a ball that will add resistance to motion, but not so heavy that it will dramatically slow movement.
Well suited for novice and advanced athletes, the durable TAP Handle Medicine Ball is compact, portable, and suitable for use indoors or out. It is not intended for throwing or slamming; if throwing or slamming is required the TAP Pummel Ball is recommended. To view the TAP Pummel Balls (Click Here). Instruction for use is not included.
The Double Handle Medicine Ball is an excellent tool for rotational movement drills such as the wall drills seen in the preceding video. If throwing exercises involving catapult throws or slams are desired, or when throwing against hard surfaces, the TAP Pummel Balls (Click Here) are recommended.
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