Transform Your Wall Balls with These Simple Effective Tips
Are you struggling with wall balls in your CrossFit workouts? You’re not alone – it’s a movement that many people either love or hate. But with a few key techniques, you can improve your form and make wall balls more effective (and maybe even enjoyable!) part of your routine.
First and foremost, it’s important to get your squat stance right. A common mistake is to go too narrow, which causes the hips to tuck under and makes it harder to transfer energy from the hips to the medicine ball. Instead, try cheating your feet a little bit wider to create more tension at the bottom of the squat. You should aim to be below parallel while still feeling tight and stable.
Another key tip is to extend your knees and hips violently on every rep, while keeping your feet flat on the ground. You want to generate as much power as possible from the hips, rather than jumping or shuffling your feet. This will also help with the repeatability of the movement.
Finally, make sure you’re throwing the ball through the dead center of the medicine ball and not rotating it excessively. A floating, knuckleball-like throw will be more efficient and effective than one with a lot of spin.
By following these tips, you’ll be on your way to mastering wall balls and beating you CrossFit training partners. Good luck!
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