The Overhead Medicine Ball Pull Over is a balance exercise for beginners to improve body control, balance and coordination.

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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.

Overhead Medicine Ball Pull Over Description

Overhead Medicine Ball Pull Over

Overhead Medicine Ball Pull Over

  1. Hold a medicine ball (MB) in both hands behind the head; remain 2-3 feet away from the object/partner
  2. Take on athletic stance position; knees are slightly flexed; upper-body remains straight; face the object/partner; maintain neutral head position; keep looking forward
  3. Flex the shoulders, keep elbows slightly flexed, and pull the MB over the head to chest-level (90˚ of shoulder flexion)
  4. Hold position for 1 second
  5. Extend the shoulder with extended elbows until the MB is over the head, then flex the elbows and return MB to starting position
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