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Jay Black 06-06-2007 06:32 AM

I was wondering what everyone thinks would be an acceptable substitute for wall balls? My gym only has 10lb med balls.

I did thrusters with 20lb dumbells to replicate the 14KG Wall Balls ... is this somewhat close? More or less weight? A different exercise completely?


Jason Fryer 06-06-2007 08:22 AM

20 lb. dumbbell thrusters are the standard sub for wall balls.

However, if you have tall ceilings you can also aim higher (maybe 15 feet) to replicate the effort of a 20lb. wall ball at a 10 foot target.

Not sure how close that would come to replicating actual wallballs but it would be more similar in motion than the thrusters.

Connie Morreale 06-06-2007 11:41 AM

what jason said, but also add reps. if the wod calls for 15-12-9 do 21-18-15 instead.

also, there are a few threads on the equipment board on how to make a wall ball with a basketnall, sand&duct tape

(Message edited by Connie_m on June 06, 2007)

Brandon Oto 06-06-2007 02:40 PM

Also, uh... try not to get thrown out of your gym.

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