Single-Leg Med Ball Reach

• Balance on left leg, holding 10- to 15-pound med ball in right hand
• Keeping left leg straight and back flat, bend forward and reach right hand to left foot
• Return to start position; repeat for specified reps
• Perform on right leg

Advanced: Stand on stability pad
Sets/Reps: 3x6 each leg
Benefits: Hamstring strength/Balance

Barrieu: This is an eccentric load, so we keep the volume low. Hamstring injuries almost always occur during this eccentric contraction, when the muscle fibers are being stretched away from each other, so this is the best way to train them.