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Old 03-15-2012, 07:55 AM   #1
Ce Wormuth
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Jumping on Wall Ball Shots?

Hi Guys!

Simple question: Am i allowed to jump during wallballs? I'm asking because i can go much faster and the WBSs feel much more comfortable when im jumping, but i think with jumping its much easier to reach the 10ft mark. That's why im asking, too.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:15 AM   #2
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Re: Jumping on Wall Ball Shots?

No you shouldn't jump.
Make sure you get below parallel on the squat when catching it. The power to throw it to the 10ft mark comes from accelerating out of the squat position, just like on thrusters. Would you jump on thrusters?
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:50 AM   #3
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Re: Jumping on Wall Ball Shots?

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No you shouldn't jump.
Make sure you get below parallel on the squat when catching it. The power to throw it to the 10ft mark comes from accelerating out of the squat position, just like on thrusters. Would you jump on thrusters?
Would you jump when shooting a basketball?

In any event, the question isn't "should", it's is it allowed. No mention of it being prohibited here:http://games.crossfit.com/workouts/the-open?#tabs-4 (wsf)

Most people at least have their heels lifting off the ground a bit. I'm not sure jumping will be more efficient over 150 reps, however.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:55 AM   #4
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Re: Jumping on Wall Ball Shots?

Jumping on wall ball decreases its efficiency, but increases the ease of making the 10ft mark.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:55 AM   #5
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Re: Jumping on Wall Ball Shots?

i jump when doing wall ball especially when really fatigued. and david i have jumped when doing heavy thrusters. also when i do heavy clean and jerks, heavy snatches i jump so why not on wall ball when im super fatigued.
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