The Single Leg MB Trunk Rotations is a balance exercise for pro athletes 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.

Single Leg MB Trunk Rotations Description

Single Leg MB Trunk Rotations

Single Leg MB Trunk Rotations

  1. Hold a medicine ball (MB) naturally in both hands in front of the trunk
  2. Take on diagonal single leg stance position; knee and hip are slightly flexed; non-weight bearing knee is flexed at 90˚; back remains straight; lean forward with the upper-body
  3. 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
  4. Hold position for 1 second
  5. 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
  6. Hold position for 1 second
  7. Return to starting position
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