Dumbbell and barbell exercises are effective and will make you stronger. But sometimes you need something a little different to add fun and excitement to your training. Enter full-body med ball exercises.
Med balls are commonly used to work the core, but they actually are hugely beneficial for your overall performance. You're not locked into a strict movement pattern, and you can throw the ball off a wall, down to the floor or to a partner to simulate the movements you perform on the field. Try doing this with a traditional weight and you'll have a serious injury situation on your hands.
The med ball workout illustrated in the slide show includes exercises that work the legs, hips, core, chest, shoulders and back. You won't become the Incredible Hulk, but you will increase your power and get better on the field. And the high-intensity nature of the workout will elevate your heart rate and help you burn any unwanted fat.
The workout is broken down into three supersets of two exercises. The goal is to alternate between exercises in each superset without rest, but you should take a break if you feel your form is failing. Also, rest for one minute between supersets.