Athletic action originates at the hips. The hips act as a key tie between the upper body and lower body as athletes run, jump, weave and explode in competition.
With this tie-in being such a key, it is also important to train the body to rotate in different directions so that balance and stability can happen in different planes with the hips helping as a key factor.
Rotational medicine ball throws are fantastic because they not only train the body to rotate, but using the ball adds a weighted ballistic effect by throwing the ball away from the body.
Here are some great keys to successful rotational medicine ball throws:
Use a good athletic base
Hold your hands under the ball
"Sink" with your hips-don't bend at waist
Rotate your arms and move hips at the same time
About the Author
Daimond Dixon is a Nike SPARQ Certified Performance Trainer who has psecialized in training athletes over the past decade. Visit his performance site at www.ProPowerTraining.com
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