Alright guys I decided that a written breakdown would be a lot easier than a long video for this one. But if you need a video this one’s for you AD.
So lets talk about this….
Shoes – WEAR your LIFTS
*I will address proper wallball mechanics later in this writeup. But to do them the way I want them done you’ll need your lifts. If you want to kick them off for your DU’s or your MUs that’s fine but you need them on for your wallballs end of story.
Rope – Go with what you got
*Come on guys don’t change your rope the day you really need it to work for you. Unless that thing is fucking falling apart stick with what you know works for you.
Alright guys wallballs seem simple but they are extremely easy to fuck up, especially if you don’t stick with the plan. No way around it 150 wallballs sucks. It wont be easy in the least, you can’t simply coast them but if you go too fast your screwed as well (unless that’s your goal, shit this will get in depth).
So here it is…
The ball starts on the ground for each set. I’ve seen the against the wall rest application used and even tried it myself but it’s not the way to go. You restrict your lungs during a rest like this and this will cause your intercostal muscle to work harder than you want them to. When you need to drop the ball drop it and rest. Relax your shoulders move your head side to side to unlock your traps and just breath.
To start a set begin with a Medball clean
For the record medball cleans are fucking stupid. UNELSS you’re starting a wallball set, I’ll never ask you to do this movement unless you’re starting your wallballs. Make it smooth and quick guys don’t have shitty pickups and fatigue your back for no reason.
For the movement itself I have a certain way I like you guys to do this movement and it happens by wearing your lifts.
USE THE BOUNCE OFF YOUR HAMSTRINGS
If you’re familiar with the I/C style of squatting you know we reach back while maintaining a pretty upright torso. What this allows is a bounce about two inches below parallel off your engaged hamstring that will pop you up into your next rep. If you make this a deep front squat style wallball not only are you covering a further distance increasing your workload you are also not allowing your body to use a very powerful muscle group that we constant challenge and strengthen in our program.
Now to be able to maintain this position you must keep the ball high. Meaning meeting it with your hands and riding the balls weight down into the whole. But DO NOT allow the ball to drop below your chin. I know it’s not comfortable. Your shoulders and traps will burn a bit but what you are doing is keeping the ball in a proper jump zone allowing that bounce off your hips to help your arm pop the ball up. Then you are neither using too much leg or too much arm. It’s like Baby Bears bed, it’s just right.
If you’re located in our Morgan Junction facility you know what I’m talking about and it’s why I tell you to do this stuff all the time. Now it’s time to put it into effect. It will be mentally taxing and uncomfortable but that part of the Jedi Mind Trick to how we train, it’s always uncomfortable.
Now I have a few more pointers for wallballs that we’ll address in rep schemes, if you have questions on the above info email me email@example.com.
Both feet come off the ground rope goes under twice when this happens. Just relax
Set the ring height where you can simply reach up and get your hands on them. SPOILER ALERT you guys are gonna do singles on all these efforts, more on that in rep schemes. So having the rings easy to get ahold of is key. Drop from the rings do not add and additional eccentric loading by back swinging to the ground. Don’t be unsafe but the name of the game is to use as little energy as possible. You may use a false grip or not. This is up to you and what you’re comfortable with. It’s just one rep at a time don’t over complicate it.
Men or Women keep the sets small 15 or 10. If you start with 15s and switch to 10s thats fine but don’t switch back. If you drop a ball simply finish your set number when you retrieve the ball and then rest. This will not be comfortable but with that said give yourself rest, rest is key if you have a shot at muscleups. But what if you don’t?
Those with Muscleups stick to the above plan
Those that don’t this is Karen for time followed by doubleunders unbroken. It will be very gross and very uncomfortable but there is gonna be a massive log jam every second will count.
3 x 30
This is what I want for those that have a shot at muscleups or have issue with DUs and will be completing this for time. If you have solid wallballs AND Dus and are completing this for time. Sucks to be you do all 90 unbroken, Every second counts.
I already let the cat out of the bag with the single in movement review. This doesn’t change, you can get 20+ reps doing this you just gotta give yourself the time to do it.
A huge cornerstone of our program is the art of NEVER breathing in guys. Constantly breathing out and doing so relaxed is the way to come out on top in this workout.
And lets make this REALLY SIMPLE
We will only use our breathing cycles on the wallballs and it will only be a 3 breath cycle.
On the way down be breathing out and breath out when you toss the ball and breath out when the balls in the air. Focus on the out breaths and not on the in. Let your body and the counter do the rest.
Wallballs, Dus, Muscleups. Be efficient breath and relax guys. Its the key to success.