5 Exercises to Improve Coordination

Regardless of what sport you play, it is a good idea to improve your coordination.  You need your coordination for many different things.  There are a few exercises that can help you improve your coordination.

1. Swiss Ball Balances

With swiss ball balances, not only will you learn how to keep yourself steady, but you will learn how to maintain great posture.  This is the perfect exercise to use for improving your coordination.  The swiss ball and balances exercise requires 3 sets that last between 20-60 seconds.

2. Cranes

Cranes are exercises that not only improve coordination, but they help stabilize the hips, ankles, and knees as well.  While standing on one leg, place your arms out to the side.  While bending at the hips, extend your free leg up and down.  When you do this, you should feel in the hamstring of your other leg.  Once you have done this, pause then stand.  One leg needs to remain in the air until all reps are completed.  With this exercise, you will need to complete 3 sets of 8-12 for both legs.

3. Push-Ups (Side Step)

Side step push-ups challenge the entire body.  This exercise improves stability and challenges your posture.  You will need a prop to successfully complete this exercise.  A 30cm hurdle is required.  There are many thing in your home that will suffice as this item, such as an oversized towel that is rolled up.  The towel needs to be placed in front of you in the vertical position.  To do this exercise, you need to be in a push-up position that is parallel to the 30cm hurdle.  While you do a controlled push-up slowly, use your hands and feet to move to the other side of the hurdle.  You need to do three sets of 6-15.

4. Leg Lifts (Foam Roller)

This is an exercise that is tricky for many people.  Foam roller leg lifts enhance and strengthen your inner core.  To engage in this exercise correctly, you need to lie on this foam roller face up with the top of the foam roller above your head.  Your butt needs to be placed slightly about the end of the foam roller.  While crossing your arms on your chest, your knees need to be bent, and your feet should be flat on the floor.  Raise one foot off of the ground, and hold it for at least 5 seconds.

5. Hold and Throws (Squats)

Hold and throw squats are great for coordination and strength.  To correctly take advantage of this exercise, stand with good posture and hold a tennis ball in one hand.  When you finish, your thighs need to be horizontal to the ground while our feet remain flat.  Repeatedly throw the ball against the wall or to a partner for at least 10 throws.

All of these exercises to improve coordination will not only improve your balance, but it is great for exercise purposes.  Incorporating these exercises within your routine will help you lose weight or maintain your weight.