The 3 Way Single Leg Heel Reach is a balance exercise for beginners to improve the athlete’s body control, balance and coordination.


Learn more about why having great dynamic balance is important and take a look at Tennis Champions: What Separates Them From The Rest?

Before you engage in stability training you may want to take a look at Medicine Ball Training: Strengthen Your Core & Enhance Stability for more exercises and a sample medicine ball workout for advanced athletes.

3 Way Single Leg Heel Reach Description

3 Way Single Leg Heel Reach

3 Way Single Leg Heel Reach

  1. Place three (3) cones (targets) in a semi-circle 1-2 feet in front of you
  2. Take on single leg stance position (left leg); knee and hip are slightly flexed; non-weight bearing knee is extended; back remains straight; face the cones; maintain neutral head position; keep looking forward
  3. Use right leg and point the heel towards the cone in front of you (cone #2) without losing stability
  4. Cross over and reach the cone to the left (cone #1) with the right foot heel
  5. Cross over to reach the cone to the right (cone #3)
  6. Switch legs
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