Reaction balls help to improve speed agility, hand-eye coordination and reaction time. They are an ideal piece of sports equipment for training in all ball sports. Reaction balls are designed as a small rubber ball which is covered in lumps that help to create erratic bounces when the ball hits a surface.
Reaction balls can be used within exercise routines as a group and also for personal training sessions. A variety of sports professionals regularly use reaction balls such as cricketers, tennis players, badminton and squash players. Below are some of the key points to remember when using a reaction ball.
What size reaction ball should I use?
There are a number of different types of reaction ball spread across several different brands. The six-sided reaction ball helps enhance a player's first step acceleration, keeping them on their toes at all times. Atreq recommends starting with a larger ball first then moving on to a smaller ball. This will create a more intense work-out.
How does a reaction ball work?
Due to their unusual shape, reaction balls have an unpredictable bounce and athletes must stay on their toes to react properly in order to catch the ball. Reaction balls should be strongly hit towards a wall in the desired direction, in order for a player to catch it in an easy manner and throw it back again towards the wall. This simple exercise is an effective method of enhancing the concentration level of sports players.
How does a reaction ball improve my hand-eye coordination?
The reaction ball forces you to only focus your eyes and brain on the ball. This can be very challenging on the brain at first, but the more you practice, the more you will be able to predict the motion of the fast-moving ball improving your hand-eye coordination significantly. After a couple of weeks, you will start to be quicker in your reactions within whatever sport you play.
Are reaction balls good for boxers?
Yes, reaction balls help fighters to improve their reaction to punches coming their way a lot quicker, it develops their ability to counter-punch when seeing a moving object head their way, it develops the accuracy of punches to land in a small spot and it trains punches to connect with an opponent at the right time.
Can I use the reaction ball for at-home training sessions?
With many people working currently from home, the reaction ball is the ideal piece of equipment to use within your home work out. Using a reaction ball for a warm-up or a full training session can be a good supplement to your usual gym sessions, and it has the added bonus of not taking up much space in a room. It is also very portable so you can take it anywhere at any time.
Will I lose weight using a reaction ball?
The reaction ball will train you hitting a small target over and over again, which will lead to very complete and active workouts. Training with a reaction ball is also quite fun, so you may find you can train for a longer period of time without getting bored. Maximising your exercise time and making it as active as possible are both great ways to maximise potential weight loss.
Is it hard to use a reaction ball?
Using a reaction ball is very simple. It may feel hard at first but it doesn't take any specific skill to get started. Whether you're a pro-sportsman or a beginner, the reaction ball is a great piece of sports equipment. Over time, the reaction ball will help you to increase your focus and concentration so that you can keep your eyes on one target for much longer when needed.
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