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Old 08-24-2009, 01:17 PM   #11
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Re: Wallballs - Thrusters

Not my rules, it's in the CF FAQ
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:39 PM   #12
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Re: Wallballs - Thrusters

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Not my rules, it's in the CF FAQ
I meant the one's in your signature (you know, you're always right ). I knew it was in the FAQ. I gave the reply b/c I've had a few responses from affiliate owners that suggested a lower weight for the reason given.
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:45 PM   #13
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Re: Wallballs - Thrusters

you could always make your own ball:
http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=25440 [obviously safe]

btw, I saw your before/after pics on your blog. Awesome job man!
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Old 08-25-2009, 03:15 AM   #14
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Re: Wallballs - Thrusters

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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. )
The sub is twice as much weight total, so it's two 20# DBs for a 20# wallball.
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:24 AM   #15
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Re: Wallballs - Thrusters

having done karen with thrusters instead of a wall ball, my gym ball weighs only 6.5kgs which is why i stepped up to barbell thruster did not think to use dumbells and might do that next time, my input is this:

karen time with 6.5kg ball last was 7:46
with 13kg barbell was 8:11

had not done thrusters for a while and this was after my CFSB deadlifts so not fresh, but i think the ball was the same.
difference is negligible i personally feel.
BUT the next 3 days feedback have convinced me that the thruster sub was much harder
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:21 AM   #16
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Re: Wallballs - Thrusters

Just finished the KB cert this past weekend (great class) and saw Jeff Martone's sub for Karen's wallball is to swing a kb, on the upswing - release and catch by the ball (hold like goblet squat), squat, stand, toss up, catch by handle, continue down swing, repeat. I tried several at 1pd (35#) and found it oh so refreshing
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