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December 05, 2018


Jingle bells, jingle bells… the Holidays are here! It’s that time of year for cold snowy nights by the fireplace, parties, and buying the gifts your loved ones, friends or colleagues will appreciate. If you have someone on your shopping list that is more about fitness than fudge, have you considered buying them a ball?

We’re not talking about just any ball…  We’re referring to that multi-functional, multi-purpose can be used for working out, and toning - anything kind of ball. That’s right you guessed it, it’s a well-rounded medicine ball, slam ball or massage ball that could make the perfect gift or stocking stuffer item this Holiday season for the health conscious people in your life.   

If a gift isn’t what you’re seeking… then perhaps you could consider one of these balls for your own personal use or gym.

3 Balls You Need In Your Life for 2019

Medicine Ball / Wall Ball

Medicine balls also called an exercise ball or fitness ball is a weighted ball roughly the size of the shoulders (approx. 13.7 inches) and are excellent balls to incorporate into a daily routine. They are frequently used for recovery and strength training.  Medicine balls come in varying weights (6lbs - 30lbs). These weighted balls enhance muscles and sports performance. They can be thrown (Thrusters) lifted or used similarly to a weight for strength training and flexibility exercises.

Slam Balls

Both medicine balls and slam balls are exceptionally useful as a flexibility and workout tool. They enable you to provide resistance and added weight while performing dynamic movements. Slam balls are different from medicine balls in that they are primarily used for throwing exercises. The shell is made of tough rubber that is made to handle the resistance of a high-velocity impact against a hard surface. Slamming the ball against the floor is a great workout for many areas of your body.

These challenging movements focus on an entire body workout, forcing your heart rate to increase. When you challenge your muscles by completely exhausting their abilities, you will gain more muscle control. Additionally, there are also children who use slam balls in their training as it is a great way for them to overcome fear or inexperience with free weights exercises.

Fun Fact about slam balls: It has been said that ancient gladiators and Persian wrestling athletes used these balls as a form of strength and conditioning as far back as 1000 BC.

Massage balls

Giving the gift of relaxation and “feel good” goes a long way. Who doesn’t love a good massage after an intense workout?

If you’re a regular gym-goer, massages are an excellent workout recovery method. Despite what you think, it doesn’t have to be expensive. That’s where having a massage ball comes in handy.

If you’re going to shop for massage balls, then you’ll have your pick of the litter, they come in every size and shape imaginable. Massage balls are also called ‘mobility balls’, ‘myofascial release balls’, ‘yoga balls’ or ‘physical therapy balls’ — which all mean the same thing.

In spite of all the names, massage balls are far more effective at isolating problem areas in your body and enabling you to make permanent changes that increase your flexibility and eliminate pain because they can get deeper into the tissue than if you were to try and massage your body on your own. They allow you to do your own deep tissue massage approximating the pressure you could expect from a massage therapists’ palm or elbow.

Speed up your workout recovery, reduce stiffness, and generally feel awesome by massaging the sores away using massage balls.

If you’re looking for the best medicine balls, slam balls, and massage balls, come and visit Simpson’s Fitness Supply for quality fitness equipment.

Come on! Let’s have a ball!

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