TAP® Double Handle Medicine Ball
The TAP® Double Handle Medicine Ball is an excellent training tool for athletes of all sports. It provides resistance with the freedom of movement necessary to improve power and strength while reinforcing the stability needed for many athletic movements. The dual handles are molded as part of the ball to provide a secure grip during workouts allowing explosive exercises difficult to achieve with traditional medicine balls without handles. Its proper use provides a means to replicate ballistic movement patterns in all three planes of motion ❓ (frontal, sagittal, and transverse) found in rotational sports such as baseball. Training with the device while mimicking body positions and speeds that occur in athletic situations makes it an invaluable tool for any athlete whose primary movement requires them to hit, throw or strike by rotating shoulders and arms.
- Suitable for athletes of all ages, fitness and skill levels
- Develop explosive power while improving rotational movements
- Increase strength, balance, coordination
- Improve flexibility and increase range of motion
- Easy-grip handles provide freedom of movement during both one and two-handed exercises
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 provide 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 4lb, 6lb, 8lb, 10lb, 12lb, 14lb, 16lb, 18lb, and 20lb weights. The 4lb and 6lb balls have a diameter of 7.2" (183mm); the 8lb ball has a diameter of 9.1" (230mm); and the 10lb, 12lb, 14lb, 16lb, 18lb, and 20lb balls have a diameter of 10.8" (275mm). 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. The TAP® Double Handle Medicine Ball is an excellent tool for rotational movement drills such as wall drills. It is not intended for throwing or slamming; if throws or catapult throws, slamming, or when throwing against hard surfaces is required, the TAP™ Pummel Ball is recommended. Instructions for use are not included.