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Old 08-20-2009, 11:08 AM   #1
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Wallballs - Thrusters

So I always sub thrusters for wallballs since I don't have the equipment. Now for today's WOD of 150 wallballs I'm thinking it's likely you don't catch the ball for all 150 reps. So for a more realistic sub should I be cleaning the dumbbells from the floor(ankles)?
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:13 AM   #2
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Re: Wallballs - Thrusters

I would say that I catch the ball 90% of the time or more. I usually only drop it on the end of a set of 10 or so. And even then I break the fall so the ball doesn't land on the floor full force. I only drop it on accident once or twice. So the fact that you are picking the bar off the floor at the beginning of a set is probably fine. Cleaning from the floor every time would be overkill.

What weight are you using?
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:24 AM   #3
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Re: Wallballs - Thrusters

so you are aiming for ONE set of 150 thrusters?
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:37 AM   #4
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Re: Wallballs - Thrusters

20# ball would be 20# dumbbells as sub right? I can do sets of 30 probably. I should go heavier I think...
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:39 AM   #5
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Re: Wallballs - Thrusters

An additional question I have is:

I have access to only a 10lb med ball... but have all sorts of dumbbells. Should I do like 15lb DB thrusters, or just use the med ball? I'm thinking the thrusters will wreck me worse
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:42 AM   #6
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Re: Wallballs - Thrusters

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An additional question I have is:

I have access to only a 10lb med ball... but have all sorts of dumbbells. Should I do like 15lb DB thrusters, or just use the med ball? I'm thinking the thrusters will wreck me worse
Do you have access to a higher target? I'd try for a 15' target as a sub if you didn't have a heavy enough med ball.
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Do you have access to a higher target? I'd try for a 15' target as a sub if you didn't have a heavy enough med ball.
I can arrange that... good idea.
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Old 08-20-2009, 03:16 PM   #8
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Re: Wallballs - Thrusters

The sub is that the thrusters should be 2x as heavy as the standard rx ball.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:42 AM   #9
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The sub is that the thrusters should be 2x as heavy as the standard rx ball.
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and they do suck more imo
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:04 AM   #10
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The sub is that the thrusters should be 2x as heavy as the standard rx ball.
Deferring to Blair's rules of course, but I recommend scaling appropriately here if necessary, b/c the sub is almost a punishment in this instance, as I have found an equal number of 40#DB thrusters to be MUCH harder than 20# wallball. (I find that an intense 30# DB thruster (1 DB) is a much closer approximation to a 20# wallball - but then I'm still a noob (January) too. )
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