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Jonathon Brown 03-03-2008 11:05 PM

Wall Ball Question

Currently, I'm using my universities' rec center for all my WOD's. Now, for wall ball shots, since the faculty at my center would frown upon me throwing medicine balls up and at the wall, I have just been throwing it as close as possible to the ceiling. I was wondering if this is an alright modification for my given situation, especially since the faculty seems to not mind it.

Also, any other ideas on substitutions/modifications are welcome. Thanks!


Aushion Chatman 03-03-2008 11:17 PM

Re: Wall Ball Question
How talls the ceiling? 10 feet is the generally accepted target for a wall ball I'm sure up near the ceiling is fine, unless your ceiling is VERY VERY short.

Jonathon Brown 03-03-2008 11:24 PM

Re: Wall Ball Question
It's about 10 feet, so the vertical distance covered is approximately the same.

Aushion Chatman 03-03-2008 11:33 PM

Re: Wall Ball Question
Then I'd say you're good...the big thing for wall ball is hip extension and using that to power your extremities and a weight attached. Any movement that does the same would be a good sub IMO.

Even just doing a thruster with the ball and not throwing it would be a great don't throw the weight in the air...but that also means your cycle time is faster so you can do more thrusters/min than wall ball shots/min...

even ball cleans would be a decent sub or slam ball...maybe others have better ideals.

Derek Maffett 03-03-2008 11:47 PM

Re: Wall Ball Question
You could do 45# thrusters. The workload is similar as is the movement.

Matt DeMinico 03-04-2008 07:32 AM

Re: Wall Ball Question
At our affiliate (garage gym), I just put a board up on the ceiling of the roof for wall balls, it's only at about 9 feet, but it works. It's on a slight incline, so it's a quasi wall-ball/ceiling ball

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