Medicine Ball Seated Backward Twist Throw (with partner standing)

Practical Usage

Incorporate this exercise into the routine of your choice with the upcoming ExRx app. Or use the workout creation guide for an evidence-based do-it-yourself approach.

Medicine Ball Seated Backward Twist Throw (with partner standing)


Utility: Plyometric
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push
Function: Trunk Rotation
Intensity: Medium



Sit on floor with legs far apart or sit straddled on bench. Turns torso to one side with reaching hand above other hand, ready to receive ball from behind. Partner stands with medicine ball throwing distance behind slightly over to receiving side.


Partner tosses ball to receiving side. Catch medicine ball and immediately move ball to opposite side by rotating torso. Pull medicine ball beside far hip. Immediately rotate torso back to opposite side and throw ball back to partner. Repeat same sequence. When finished, receive ball from opposite direction and continue.


Start slow, gradually increasing speed throughout set. Perform prescribed repetitions or time. See Spot Reduction Myth. Also see Medicine Ball Seated Twist Throw.

Force (Articulation)



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