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weak hand coordination


#1

I play a sport where there is a huge advantage to players who can play equally well with both hands. Is there anything I can do inside or outside of the gym to improve the coordination of my weak (left) hand?


#2

Going both ways doubles your chances of scoring in most activities :wink:

Seriously though, spending a higher percentage of your time working on your weak side will help the most.

If you need to improve hand eye co-ordination juggling, and playing two handed catch (you can throw a ball against a wall as another is coming back to you, or throw two ball back and forth with a partner) can be helpful helpful.


#3

Scratch DJs swear by those hand exercisers (Gripmasters) to develop their weak hand. Its easy to just walk around with one. It will build finger dexterity and forearm strength. I know it sounds weird to take training cues from DJs but they need to have ambidextorous skills.


#4

dude are you kidding? isnt it obvious? spank with your weak hand, duh.


#5

Right on P-DOG! I knew it would come from you.

Billy


#6

There are many ways to accomplish this. Some are a lot more complicated that the others but certainly med ball work, throwing and catching a ball one handed will help tremendously.

As I said - there are many different ways but I hope that helps.

In faith,

Coach Davies