Posterior Overhead Throws with Medicine Ball

by Anthony Carey, MA

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The overhead posterior medicine ball throw involves triple extension that we get through the ankle, knee, and hip. By bringing the ball up as part of our explosion, we're also going to get extension through the lumbar spine and thoracic spine. There is big demand on all the extensors of the body and some explosion through the shoulders. Start by preloading the body by bending at the ankle, knee, and hip. You'll squat down keeping the ball in front of you and then explode up and push the ball up and overhead behind you.

About the Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA

Anthony Carey, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA, owns Function First in San Diego, California. He holds a master?s degree in biomechanics and athletic training, and is an internationally-recognized speaker on biomechanics, posture, motor control and musculoskeletal pain and function. As a best-selling author, his work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Anthony is also the inventor of the Core-Tex.