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Overhead Slam

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Type: Plyometrics
Main Muscle Worked: Lats
Equipment: Medicine Ball
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Pull
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Overhead Slam Guide

Main Muscle: Lats

  1. Hold a medine ball with both hands and stand with your feet at shoulder width. This will be your starting position.
  2. Initiate the countermovement by raising the ball above your head and fully extending your body.
  3. Reverse the motion, slamming the ball into the ground directly in front of you as hard as you can.
  4. Receive the ball with both hands on the bounce and repeat the movement.



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Tip: Overhead Slam

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10/10

Nov 12, 2014 2:36 AM: Don't have the medicine ball, but I am going to use a kettlebell, 16kg, and go through the motions of slamming it to the ground, minus the slamming. lol



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Tip: Overhead Slam

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9/10

Jan 28, 2014 2:45 PM: My gym doesn't allow it, so will use a plate and go through the motions.



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Tip: Overhead Slam

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5/10

Jan 23, 2014 1:44 PM: I don't have a medicine ball, so i'll use a kettle bell and lift overhead then set on the ground, pick back up and repeat, otherwise i've take air out of a basketball and used that to slam but obviously there is a huge weight difference.



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10/10

Nov 1, 2013 3:41 PM: Very good exercise



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7/10

Aug 12, 2013 5:45 PM: would the gym let you do that?



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Review: Overhead Slam

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10/10

Jul 25, 2013 1:25 PM: I don't know about as a strength building thing, but it works well into HIIT, and beside, you're taking a ball and going "SMASH!!!" great way to relieve stress.



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Jan 11, 2012 10:00 AM: I love this exercise. Muscle building and alot of conditioning. This is a exercise you really have to use a fast pace with in my opinion. Like I'll set a timer for 2 minutes, and I try and get as many as possible in.



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