Medicine ball slam

The medicine ball slam is an explosive exercise for developing power, strength, and speed. Muscles worked include the abdominals, legs, triceps, shoulders, and lats. The slams are usually done in rapid succession to complete one set. It can also be a component of a power or athleticism-focused circuit workout.


  1. Teaches many muscle groups to work together
  2. Carries over to sports and other lifts
  3. Burns calories and builds conditioning when done for higher reps

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Medicine ball slam Instructions

Medicine ball slam muscle diagram
  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.