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I'm going to Target today because I've been eying medicine balls for years. I'm finally caving and buying one. My problem is I don't know which to get. The weights they have are 10, 8, and 4. I think 4 would be too light, so I'm debating between 8 and 10. I want to see results fast, but do you think 10 would be too much? When I work out, I use 3 or 5 pound weights, depending on the workout. I'm thinking 8 might be a good compromise, but I'm just guessing.<br><br>
Does anyone here have one and have a suggestion for me? I'm 5'5, slim to average build. <a href="http://www.target.com/Empower-Soft-Medicine-Ball-DVD/dp/B001L9RY7Q/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&searchView=grid5&keywords=medicine%20ball&fromGsearch=true&sr=1-3&qid=1313773793&rh=&searchRank=target104545&id=Empower%20Soft%20Medicine%20Ball%20DVD&node=1038576|1287991011&searchSize=30&searchPage=1&searchNodeID=1038576|1287991011&searchBinNameList=subjectbin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&frombrowse=0" target="_blank">This is the brand I'm looking to get</a>. <a href="http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/kettlebell-workout?cm_mmc=Dose-Newsletter-_-667734-_-08192011-_-readon" target="_blank">And this is an example of the workouts I'll be doing</a>. <a href="http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/ultimate-medicine-ball-workout" target="_blank">Along with this</a>. Thanks!
 

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At Target now and they have a 4 (too light) and 10 ( too heavy). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/veryangry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":grr:">
 

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pick the 10 anyway, it'll last longer.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>danakscully64</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2973201"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
slim to average build.</div>
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that's not what I'm hearing in the other threads. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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You might find this article helpful.<br><br><b><span style="color:#CC9900;">Picking the right weight heavy medicine ball</span></b><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.bindependent.com/hompg/bi/bindep/store/aisles/exercise/balls/medballbuy.htm" target="_blank">http://www.bindependent.com/hompg/bi...medballbuy.htm</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Envy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2973289"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
pick the 10 anyway, it'll last longer.<br><br>
that's not what I'm hearing in the other threads. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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10 is DEFINITELY too heavy. I almost fell over <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
What's that supposed to mean? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> I didn't want to say average build because average for a woman is about a size 14 (I'm between a 3 and 5 right now).<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Joe</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2973312"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
You might find this article helpful.<br><br><b><span style="color:#CC9900;">Picking the right weight heavy medicine ball</span></b><br><br><br><a href="http://www.bindependent.com/hompg/bi/bindep/store/aisles/exercise/balls/medballbuy.htm" target="_blank">http://www.bindependent.com/hompg/bi...medballbuy.htm</a></div>
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Thanks! I did numerous internet searches and I couldn't find anything useful. That's a good one, I think I'll go with a 6, if I can find one.<br><br><br>
I just went to Sport Chalet and the 6 pound was almost double that price of Target. I need to shop around.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>danakscully64</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2973343"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
10 is DEFINITELY too heavy. I almost fell over <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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Do it anyway, are you a woman or a mouse? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>danakscully64</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2973343"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
What's that supposed to mean? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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oh, maybe a sulking you-know-who in the challenge threads? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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Do it anyway, are you a woman or a mouse? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
oh, maybe a sulking you-know-who in the challenge threads? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"></div>
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CHINCHILLA!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
Haha, being a woman and having weight issues does that to you. Even with the 15 pound weight gain, my measurements are still exactly the same. I'm going to get toned, yay!
 

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Found it for $20 on Amazon with free shipping and no tax. YAY! Just had to move the Pushing Daisies Season 2 DVD I've had on my Wish List forever to get the free shipping. Double Yay!
 
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