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Old 05-26-2004, 08:52 PM   #1
Scott Parker
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anyone have any suggestions for substituting wallball? my gym doesn't have medicine balls.

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Old 05-27-2004, 03:40 AM   #2
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Scott, I've got to go barbell thrusters on you. But. . .could you make a 20 lb ball (sand, duct tape, old b-ball, etc,), bring it with you, and use it outside against a wall? Now you just have to account for your transition time from outside to the pullup bar.
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Old 05-27-2004, 05:19 AM   #3
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I go in the back of my gym and throw it against the brick wall. Usually I need the transition time anyway, so the clock keeps running. I use a sand-filled basketball, like Larry said.

The thing to remember about wallball is that it is a plyometric exercise. You throw it up, catch it, get the stretch reflex, then explode up again. It seems to have a cardiovascular effect, too. Or so I've heard.:happy:
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Old 05-27-2004, 06:45 AM   #4
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Buy a 20 LB bag of sand and a roll of duct tape, wrap former with latter, and begin your tossing.

I used a leftover bag of cement mortar. Bounces unevenly, but that just makes it more sporting.

At some point, I'll do the old basketball stuffing. Just need to find an old basketball.
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Old 05-27-2004, 12:11 PM   #5
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thrusters it is for now until i make my own medicine ball!

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