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

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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 Hand Reach Description

3 Way Hand Reach

3 Way Hand Reach

  1. Place three (3) cones (targets) in a semi-circle 1-2 feet in front of you
  2. Take on athletic stance position; feet are shoulder-width apart; knees and hips are slightly flexed; upper-body is straight; look forward
  3. Move hands together, extend arms, push chest out; look forward
  4. Flex hips to 90˚ (or as far as possible) and reach towards the cones without losing stability; feet maintain ground contact
  5. Extend hips to neutral position before reaching for next cone
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