WOD (5-12-2017)


AMRAP in 20 min of:

  • 20 OH Squats (45/33)
  • 20 Back Squats (45/33)
  • 400m Run

wallballWallballs Suck, But Here’s Why You Do Them Anyway

by 12minuteathlete

I’m not sure if I’ve ever told anyone this before, but wall balls are my least favorite exercise ever.

Some people hate burpees. Some people hate double unders. I hate wall balls.

Every time I go to create a new workout and see my giant red medicine ball sitting in the corner, I cringe. “Ugh, when was the last time I did wall balls,” I think to myself? “Do I really want to torture myself (and my readers) with those today?”

Too often, I end up avoiding them and choosing another exercise, for one main reason: wall balls suck.

They’re so hard because they not only work your lower body (during the squat), they work your upper body (during the push press) and make you gasp for air the entire time. But, as you might imagine, those same reasons are exactly why wall balls are so awesome and you should do them anyway. Continue reading here.

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