Reaction Ball Drills for Improving Reaction Time

A reaction ball is a 6-sided bouncing ball that is mainly used for reaction time improvement training. The unusual shape of the ball makes it bounce back from a surface in an unpredictable manner, making it perfect for reaction time exercises.

The unpredictable nature of the reaction ball’s movement makes it great for coordination improvement training, reflex action improvement, and for developing other skills that are important for sports like boxing and ball games. 

You can further enhance these skills by training with Blazepod pods.

Today, we will discuss the most effective reaction time drills that you can perform with the help of a reaction ball.

Reaction Ball Exercises to Improve Reaction Time

Here are three reaction time exercises that can be performed with a reaction ball to improve reaction speed and reflexes: 

1. Drop and Catch 

  • Stand straight and stretch an arm out as far as you can.
  • Drop the reaction ball and try to catch it as it bounces back.
  • Keep increasing the height from which you drop the ball; start at waist height and eventually move to drop the ball from above your head.

2. Ball Tossing 

  • Stand straight, holding the ball in your hand.
  • Throw the ball upwards a couple of meters.
  • When it bounces back from the floor, try to catch the ball with one hand.
  • Keep increasing the height of your throw to make the drill more challenging for you.

3. Tossing the Ball Against the Wall 

  • Stand 10 meters from a solid ball, holding a reaction ball.
  • Throw the ball to the wall with an underhand toss.
  • Try to catch the ball after it bounces on the ground.
  • Throw the ball harder against the wall to make the drill challenging.
All these drills to improve reaction time are universal and can be used by athletes of any sport. Athletes can further improve their training by incorporating Blazepod pods, learn more here.

Take it from the experts

Jamal Liggin

Owner of JLT Performance Gym

"Reaction and reaction time are the main pillars of training athletes. BlazePod is the best way to challenge your athletes' reaction, especially at the end of a long session. This is a vital element of being a pro athlete and BlazePod helps my athletes grow with each session."

Kostas Chatzichristos

Head of Performance, CSKA Moscow

"Reaction training was always an integral part of our movement training. I love the variation, training options and ease of use that BlazePod provides during our session. One of our most-used training tool"

John Achterberg

Liverpool FC GK Coach

"Top-tier athletes train not just to build muscle, but also to increase hand-eye coordination and reflex speed. BlazePod can do all three at once."

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