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Slam Ball

The Premium Slam Ball

Premium Slam Ball

This completely rubberized slam ball is built to take a real beating. This quality no-bounce, no-roll ball has been specifically designed for high-impact throwing and slamming training ball exercises. Available in eight different weight options. Uniform gray with bright white numerals and logo and a textured surface for better gripping.

One piece of equipment, three massive exercises! Need some more inspiration on how you can change the way you train and take you and your clients to the next level? Here are three of Yancy Culp’s favorite OCR specific exercises with the Premium Slam Ball:

1. Sit Up to a Slam, Burpee to a Slam – This is a stellar, combo move that will get the heart rate up and challenge the entire body. Modify this move by breaking it into two separate movements, or eliminating the push up and/or jump from the burpee slam.

2. Squat Jump Jack w/ Thruster – Perfect cardio and core exercise, as you thrust the slam ball overhead, the material inside will shift and challenge your core and your grip as the jack drives your heart rate up. Modify this movement by eliminating the jump and making it a Squat to Overhead Press “aka Squat Slam Ball Thruster”.

3. Standing Slam Ball Hip Circles – Challenge your core and your grip strengths with with a timed set or a set of 10-12 reps in both directions. This is a perfect move to use for active recovery between exercises 1 and 2 above.

 

The MEGA Slam Ball

The weighted, pliable rubber ball has a rugged, textured surface that makes it easy to grip and gives it the durability to stand up to rough treatment. This dead ball was specifically designed for high-impact throws and slams.  No-bounce, no-roll construction. Black. Diameters increase with the weight of the ball. Nine weights including up to 50 lbs.

MEGA Slam Ball

The weighted, pliable rubber ball has a rugged, textured surface that makes it easy to grip and gives it the durability to stand up to rough treatment. This dead ball was specifically designed for high-impact throws and slams.  No-bounce, no-roll construction. Black. Diameters increase with the weight of the ball. Nine weights including up to 50 lbs.

The MEGA Slam Ball allows you to change the way you train with heavier weight options that will challenge your most powerful movements. Check out the video as Bennie Wylie shows a few of his favorite ways to use the MEGA Slam Ball. After you watch the moves, consider the best way to implement these exercises in your own or your clients’ routine for a slamming, stress-busting training session. Below are 3 examples of how you can use these exercises, together or separately and paired with other movements to meet a variety of training goals.

MEGA Slam Ball Circuit: Perform 3-5 sets of 10 reps

  1. Overhead Slam
  2. Clean & Press to Overhead Throw
  3. Ground to Over Shoulder Toss

Use the Clean & Press to Overhead Throw as a movement prep exercise to open the hips and prime the core before a strength workout featuring squat cleans or power cleans. Perform 3 sets of 5 reps, increasing the weight of the slam ball with each when available.

Improve strength and power by performing a heavy strength lift immediately followed by a power move. This is also known as a “superset”. For example, complete a set of 8-10 heavy reps of a cable lat pull down. Then quickly and without rest, perform 6-8 overhead slams with a dead ball. Repeat this superset 3-4 times for a strength/power combo. Choose weight for both exercises that is challenging but allows you to complete all reps and sets.

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Elisabeth Fouts

About Elisabeth Fouts

Elisabeth Fouts is Power Systems’ Education and Trade Show Coordinator and a 10 year veteran in the fitness industry. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, is certified in and actively teaches 4 Les Mills Group Fitness Programs, and serves as a PowerWave Senior Coach. When Elisabeth isn’t teaching group x classes, you can find her training for or participating in an Obstacle Course race or watching Tennessee Volunteers or Dallas Cowboys football… GO VOLS!