The Assisted Seated Physio Ball Hip Flexion to Extension is a low back exercise for beginners to improve hip extensor strength, trunk extensor strength, core stabilization, balance and proprioceptive capabilities.

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During the Assisted Seated Physio Ball Hip Flexion to Extension the focus is on strengthening the low back because it is part of the core and hence important for energy transfer when hitting the ball.

The posterior aspect of the core is very important in energy transfer and injury prevention and hence should be strengthened regularly to ensure proper joint integrity and enhanced energy transfer. Find out more about Why Core Training for Tennis Players is Important.

Assisted Seated Physio Ball Hip Flexion to Extension Description

Assisted Seated Physio Ball Hip Flexion to Extension

Assisted Seated Physio Ball Hip Flexion to Extension

Coach kneels on the ground and assists movement via elastic band.

  1. Sit upright on top of the physio ball; hips and legs flexed at 90˚; knees are outside shoulders
  2. Hold elastic band in both hands; arms remain straight during movement
  3. Coach pulls elastic band towards himself/herself; athlete simultaneously flexes hips and maintains neutral spine position during movement; hold 1 second; extend chest and retract the scapular throughout the movement; keep looking forward during movements
  4. Athlete extends hips thereby returning to seated position; coach provides resistance
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