Athletic training has evolved greatly over the last hundred years.
Advances in technology and knowledge of the human body have reflected in the fine tuning of training methodologies used by the worlds most elite athletes and trainers alike.
Several exercises however, have remained constant throughout this time. The Med Ball Slam is one such exercise.
Med Ball Slams are an exceedingly simple exercise. Lift the ball high above your head, launch it into the floor beneath you, pick it up, do it again. It looks like child’s play compared to more technical lifts like the Snatch, but beneath its no-frills exterior, Med Ball Slams are building better athletic performance. Thus, the reason Med Ball Slams have persevered for centuries can be summed up in two words…
How to perform the Med Ball Slam
It is important to make sure you’re using an appropriate weight. This is not always the heaviest weight possible. The Med Ball Slam is an explosive movement.
- Grab a med ball.
- Assume an athletic stance and hold the med ball at waist level in front of you.
- Rise up onto your toes as you bring the med ball overhead.
- Explosively contract your abdominals and drive your chest down to slam the ball into the ground with as much force as possible.
- Retrieve the ball as it bounces up and go into your next rep.
- Your feet should remain in a good athletic stance throughout the exercise.