Medicine balls are great pieces of equipment for exercising. They have been used for combat athletes for years in order to improve balance, focus and produce strength in the core muscles.
An exercise, for which many use the medicine ball nowadays, is to hold the ball high above the head and throw it down on the floor as hard as possible. For MMA purposes, people say it is a great way to develop harder hammer strikes for ground and pound.
Although I think this may help in developing the muscles used for hammer strikes, I ALWAYS recommend you practise them on a bag which you have mounted on the floor. The reason why is shown in the following video.
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