University Recreation


Medicine Ball Slams

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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Latissimus Dorsi
Secondary Muscles: Deltoids
Body Area: Back
Modality Types: Accessories Accessories
Equipment: Medicine Ball

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Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Using a medicine ball, stand with feet shoulder width apart; holding the medicing ball near chest level.
  • Bend knees, moving into a squat position.
  • Explode upward, jumping from the ground and raising the medicine ball above the head.
  • With arms extended above the head, "slam" the ball to the ground during the down phase of the jump.
  • Concentrate on contracting Latissimus Dorsi and Deltoids during the "slam" phase.
  • Catch the ball after the bounce and continue this sequence of movements for the duration of the set.


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