I’ve had the opportunity to work with the Demolition Atlas Medicine Ball and they hit the mark in all categories. If you are looking for a medicine ball that is functional, durable, and comfortable, look no further.
We are constantly looking for ways to challenge our collegiate athletes. Having these medicine balls at the ready gives us another tool in our arsenal for creating the complete athlete.
One thing we love about it is its rock-solid construction. The Kevlar material is extremely strong and durable. With other Kevlar medicine balls we’ve used, the seams begin to give way after some use. The Demolition Atlas Medicine Ball is different. Its cover features two reinforced seams that hold through a wide variety of intense use.
Additionally, The 18” diameter makes the ball easy to grip and hold, which is nice when the weighs 40, 60, 80, or even 100 pounds. The ball is challenging yet very workable from our smallest to our largest athlete.
There is an unlimited number of potential movements one can use the Demolition Atlas Medicine Ball to accomplish. Here are two of our favorites:
Ball Romanian Deadlift (RDL)
Staying in proper position, pick the ball up with your arms in an underneath grasping position. With a slight flex in your knees and your back in a strong and stable position, push your hips back and hinge at your hips.
Making sure one has proper form, with the ball in front of you, squat down, grasp the ball keeping hips low and your back in a solid position, bring the ball to standing. Still using some of the momentum of the squat, bring the ball up and over your shoulder, letting it drop to the floor behind you then quickly turning and repeating for a set number of reps.
Using a weighted ball instead of a traditional straight bar at times introduces a new element to enhance training. Using odd objects and handling unstable loads improves coordination and athleticism while stabilizing the core. The Demolition Atlas Medicine Ball provides a wide variety of options when it comes to training your athletes. Consider adding them to your trainer’s toolbox.
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The 2009 Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year, Jeff is in his 16th year at Winona State University as Strength and Conditioning/ Director of Fitness. He is responsible for 10 Division II teams. Previously he was the head strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports at Iowa State University, an assistant at the University of Memphis, and an assistant at the US Olympic training center in Colorado. Reinardy was part of two men’s basketball national championships in three appearances, numerous conference championships, and several individual national champions at both the Division I and II levels. He also holds club coach and sports performance certifications through USA Weightlifting, and is the former ADFPA American Squat record holder in the 148 weight class and four Minnesota state ADFPA championships.