Home Fitness 33 Ways to Use a Medicine Ball During Your Next Workout These are not the med-ball exercises you learned in gym class - by MH Staff 07 Nov 2016 Most days, medicine balls get passed over at the gym. But you might head straight for them after watching the video above. In it, Men’s Health Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour demonstrates 33 awesome med-ball exercises, including the headlock squat, sweeping lateral lunge, and halo slam. Each movement is designed to help you build a stronger core, burn more fat, challenge your body in a new way, and improve your athleticism. And they'll all make you want to add an 8-pound medicine ball to your next workout.