Wall Balls & Slam Balls
Wall Balls and Slam Balls are perfect for developing strength and hand-eye co-ordination.
Wall balls are a core part of any functional training. The balls are weighted, like a normal medicine ball, but oversized and wrapped in leather or PVC and designed to be thrown at a wall – repeatedly. The main movement involves taking a wall ball in the correct weight and performing a full squat and then launching the ball vertically to make contact with a target on a wall, then repeating. It is either loved or hated, but acknowledged as very effective.
Slam balls, also known as dead balls are designed for throwing exercises. They have a hard, durable shell that can handle a high velocity impact but will not bounce. Slam balls are known to be more durable, and softer than standard medicine balls – in essence they’re rubber balls filled with sand that will deform when impacted, with minimal bounce. Popular movements including the Ball Slam (which essentially involves holding a slam ball overhead and throwing it into the ground with as much power as possible (also making it one of the best stress relievers around) and its variations. It’s important to note that normal medicine balls should not be used ball slams else it’s likely you’ll end up with a broken nose!