Single Leg Hop and Touch to Medicine Ball

by Anthony Carey, MA

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The single leg hop and touch to medicine ball is an exercise that will require good foot quickness as well as coordination of keeping that ball still as you're moving side to side. You'll start with one foot on the ball and then quickly hop to the other side where you'll tap with the opposite foot and then return. So the outside foot is the landing foot and the inside foot controls the ball as it taps down. If you want to increase this exercise and progress it, do a 180 degree turn each time your foot comes down. However, this time you'll be able to plant and pause because there's a little danger of tweeking the knee if you try to keep moving without a good plant each time you land.

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.