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Old 07-29-2009, 07:59 AM   #1
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Question on Wall-ball sub

So I know the sub for Wall ball is dumbbell thrusters, My question is on what wieght to sub? If the WOD calls for 24# wall ball, do you use 2 12lb dumbbells? 2 24#? or something else.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:04 AM   #2
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Re: Question on Wall-ball sub

Generally you will want to sub a heavier weight because you just won't explode with the DB's since you are not throwing them(hopefully).

Personally I used to sub an empty bar (45#) for all wall ball stuff.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:10 AM   #3
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Re: Question on Wall-ball sub

I also sub'd the 45lb bar plenty of times...but realized it was very inadequate when I finally did the rx 20lb wall ball throws. If you have dumbells, use 2-20 pounders 'minimum'. The faq is correct when it says to be as "explosively as possible". When I do wall balls, I tend to come off the heels I am pushing so hard.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:23 AM   #4
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Re: Question on Wall-ball sub

I used 45lb bar thrusters, but it isnt nearly as hard as the regular wall ball. I suggest trying to make or purchase one if possible.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:09 AM   #5
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Re: Question on Wall-ball sub

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I used 45lb bar thrusters, but it isnt nearly as hard as the regular wall ball. I suggest trying to make or purchase one if possible.
Issue isn't as much not having a ball, as not having anywhere at the gym to throw it against.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:46 AM   #6
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Re: Question on Wall-ball sub

Then just throw it up and catch it.
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:15 PM   #7
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Re: Question on Wall-ball sub

I do jumping thrusters with the bar.
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