The Ugi Ball
Ugi Ball (http://ugifit.com) is a modern twist on the old school medicine ball. It’s weighted, squishy and beautiful. The squish factor and it’s stylish design are what make it unique.
Medicine ball training is one of the oldest forms of strength and conditioning training.
The first reference was nearly 3000 years ago in Persia where wrestlers used sand filled bladders as a training tool.
In ancient Greece the physician Hippocrates had balls sewn out of animal skins and stuffed with sand. His patients threw them back and forth for injury prevention and this is how the term “medicine ball” got its name!
Ugi Balls retail for $129 and come in 4 different weights (6-12 pounds). For $189 you can purchase the Ugi Ball at home system. The Ugi Ball at home system comes with:
- Ugi ball in the weight of your choice (6, 8, 10 or 12 lb)
- 5 Total Body Workouts on DVD with instructions, tips, modifications, and 150 exercises
- An easy-to-follow Ugi workout guide that you can take with you anywhere
- A no-nonsense guide to making good eating choices
- Free Ugi iPhone app with interval timer
- The Ugi ball is 15″ in diameter and comes in 4 weights. It has the squish of a beanbag and the bounce-back of a stress ball. It is the first of its kind and is the perfect tool for use in stability, strength and endurance training.
- Some weights have a color choice and some only come in one color.
Here are the current color choices for the Ugi Ball.
Here are just some of the exercises that can be done with the Ugi Ball
I have to say I really like the Ugi Ball. The ball seems very durable and thus far has held up to the various exercises I have put it through including both wall and ceiling throws. You can purchase Ugi Balls from Amazon or directly from Ugi.
The Dynamax and Rage medicine balls are not as soft, but are really high quality medicine balls. I like all three balls, so it really comes down to preference and price. I think I prefer the traditional medicine balls (Dynamax or Rage) for traditional medicine ball routines and the Ugi Ball for doing exercises where it is used as a prop.
Here is a Ugi Ball review video review I put together. At the time I didn’t realize the company/ball was pronounced YouGee (Ugi). I was calling it YouG. I guess I should put together a new video at some point. 🙂
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