The Best Cross-Training Moves for Trail Runners

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Single-Leg Medicine-Ball Toss

One final exercise that helps improve ankle stability and core strength comes from Mike Kneuer, a personal trainer in Boca Raton, Florida. He suggests performing the single-leg medicine ball toss barefoot or while wearing a minimalist shoe to help engage the smaller muscles of the foot and ankle to increase proprioception. Stand on one leg, with your knee slightly bent, holding a medicine ball in both hands. Bounce the ball off a wall, catching it as it comes back to you. Remain standing on one leg the entire time. Do three sets of 15 throws per leg. 

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