This week we are going to be working on The Ball Slam as our Move of the Week. The ball slam is a super fun movement that challenges great posture, cardiovascular endurance, and helps to develop the ability to create a power through movement.
Over the course of this week we will explore a variety of ball slam variations. In every variation we will work on maintaining a stable connection with the floor through our feet, creating length through our spine, using our abdominal muscles to help us control the slam in the movement, and using our breath to support a powerful movement.
People love the ball slam. It's a lot of fun, a great way to burn off some steam, and a very effective exercise. I look forward to exploring variations of the ball slam with you over the next week and helping to create power through your movement.
Copy of 5/16 The Row - Movement of the Week Explainer by Allison Hopkins
Here's your checklist:
1. Start with tall posture, and the ball over head.
2. Exhale as you hinge through the hips to slam the ball to the ground.
3. Follow through on the movement, driving the arms past the hips.
4. Catch the ball and repeat with tall posture.
5. Have fun!
Hi! My name is Allison Hopkins and I am the owner of Wilcox Wellness & Fitness in Brunswick, ME. I am excited to bring WILCOX to Brunswick and share in my passion for living a great life through health and fitness.