The Overhead Medicine Ball Throw is a ballistic exercise for beginners to improve energy transfer, neural pathways for explosive shot production, body control, balance and coordination.

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Overhead Medicine Ball Throw Description

Overhead Medicine Ball Throw

Overhead Medicine Ball Throw

  1. Hold a medicine ball (MB) in both hands behind the head; remain 6-8 feet away from the wall/partner
  2. Take on athletic stance position; knees and hips are slightly flexed; upper-body remains straight; face the wall/partner; maintain neutral head position; keep looking forward
  3. Extend the hips forward and explosively throw the MB forward towards the wall/partner
  4. Receive bounce pass from wall/partner; do NOT catch MB in the air
  5. Repeat
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