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What are some examples of reactive exercises that anyone can do?

Mr. Donovan Green
Athletic Training
Reactive exercises can be done pretty much anywhere. They normally include a lot of explosive movements such as burpees and box jumps. But how can you train for reaction by doing low impact stuff? One of my favorite exercises is a partner drill where you stand in ready postion as if you were getting ready to catch a ball. Your partner will then hold a ruler over you and drop it at any given time. Your job will be to catch that ruler before it hits the ground. This drill is great for overall reaction of the hands, eyes, and your entire nervous system.
Some examples of reactive exercises that help to improve power include:
  • Squat jump
  • Box jump up/down
  • Medicine ball chest pass

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