The Medicine Ball Trunk Rotations is a balance exercise for beginners to activate the core and improve body control, balance and coordination.

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Core activation, body control, balance and coordination are important during stroke production and hence should be emphasized regularly during training to gain performance improvements.

If you like more information on core training, including sample workout videos, take a look at Why Core Training for Tennis Players is Important.

Medicine Ball Trunk Rotations Description

Medicine Ball Trunk Rotations

Medicine Ball Trunk Rotations

  1. Place 2 agility rings parallel and shoulder-width apart on the ground; face an object/partner
  2. Step inside agility rings
  3. Hold a medicine ball (MB) naturally in both hands in front of the trunk
  4. Take on athletic stance position; knees and hips are slightly flexed; upper-body is straight
  5. Raise arms to shoulder-level and hold a medicine ball (MB) in both hands in front of the trunk; elbows are slightly flexed
  6. Rotate the trunk all the way to the left until shoulders are perpendicular to the object/partner(or as far as possible); both elbows remain in initial position; maintain neutral head position; keep looking forward
  7. Hold position for 1 second
  8. Rotate the trunk all the way to the right until shoulders are perpendicular to the object/partner(or as far as possible); maintain neutral head position; keep looking forward
  9. Hold position for 1 second
  10. Return to starting position
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