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Old 09-10-2012, 02:51 PM   #1
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Wall Ball question

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Should my heals be down or should they be up like in 3 extension?

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Old 09-10-2012, 03:35 PM   #2
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Re: Wall Ball question

For this movement, it probably doesn't matter too much, but the main page demo shows it with heels down, which is consistent with push press and thruster form.
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:45 PM   #3
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Re: Wall Ball question

coming up on your heels when throw the ball is fine but when squatting heels should be down
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:52 PM   #4
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:07 PM   #5
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Re: Wall Ball question

Not sure if it's right but I jump when I do wall balls, although less now that I can use my arms more. I'm relatively short and light at 5'8", 160#.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:13 AM   #6
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Re: Wall Ball question

Doesn't really matter.

I find that if you are having to jump to hit the 10 foot mark during wallballs it can get very tricky to keep it in rhythm. It probably is also more inefficient as it wastes more energy per rep.

Then again you have to hit that 10 foot line.

At 5'1 I pretty much have to consistently jump if I want every shot to hit 10 feet. A horrible waste of time.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:08 AM   #7
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Re: Wall Ball question

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Doesn't really matter.

I find that if you are having to jump to hit the 10 foot mark during wallballs it can get very tricky to keep it in rhythm. It probably is also more inefficient as it wastes more energy per rep.

Then again you have to hit that 10 foot line.

At 5'1 I pretty much have to consistently jump if I want every shot to hit 10 feet. A horrible waste of time.
I'm in that boat. to hit the 10' I come up from my heels onto my toes(jump) to be sure of hitting the mark, but wall ball is a big goat to me.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:18 PM   #8
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Re: Wall Ball question

I just have refrained from caring anymore. 9 feet, 10 feet in a WOD...doesn't matter. Call me out if you will and I would just use DB thrusters instead, which are way more tiring typically.

Push comes to shove and I can still hit 35% at least from the 3 point line, 85% from the free throw line and probably over 50% altogether.
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