Proprioception exercises can be easy or difficult, depending on your needs and fitness level.

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How hard are proprioception exercises?

Proprioception exercises can be easy or difficult, depending on your needs and fitness level.

A simple, minimal weight-bearing proprioception exercise is sitting on a balance ball and raising one leg while holding a medicine (weighted) ball at chest level, adjusting your body so that you and the balance ball are stationery. A more advanced, more weight-bearing version would be standing on one slightly-bent leg, with the other leg raised slightly in front of you while you press a balance ball against a wall behind you using your back. Once you have mastered that, you can add holding a medicine (weighted) ball out in front of you to the exercise. If you are suffering from an injury and proprioception exercises are part of your rehabilitation program, you should be sure to get professional instruction and supervision. Proprioception exercises can also be very effective for healthy athletes seeking to further develop or maintain their balance, and these athletes may want to work such routines into their exercise regimen.

   

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