Dick’s Sporting Goods provided me with the equipment from Rage, but I was not compensated in any other way for this post.
So, here is my problem: wall balls are so not my thing. Let me explain.
A wall ball is when you have a medicine ball in your hands, you go into a squat and then drive up into a standing position, throwing the medicine ball at a prescribed target on the wall above you. Then, you catch the ball, go back into a squat and do it all over again. For me, it’s not the movement that is tough; it’s the weight!
For women, 14# is typically the standard weight of the medicine ball and quite honestly, I’m convinced that I’ll catch the ball and break my face all at once. Because of this, I’ve stuck with a 10# ball for all of our WODs….even though I feel like a big baby!
A couple weeks ago, a nice gal from Dick’s Sporting Goods contacted me and offered to send me some CrossFit equipment for at-home workouts. I thought about this and realized this was my chance: I could practice my wall balls! She agreed and sent me a beautiful blue RAGE med ball….and it weighs 14#.
Dammit, I WILL conquer this mental block!
The good part is that there are a bunch of other workouts I can do at home if I’m feeling lazy and not wanting to leave the house. Naturally, I could show you some of those on my own, but do we really think this a good idea?! Not so much. I’m not a personal trainer or a coach and I do stupid things on the regular. So, instead of me trying to pretend to be something I’m not, how about you guys check out the following video and see what REAL trainers suggest you do with a med ball!
(And no, these aren’t MY CrossFit coaches….but come to think of it, maybe Big Horn should make some videos for me, eh?!)
How often do you workout at home?
Does anyone else have mental barriers with certain workouts?
I get them when I go overhead with weight too. Something about heavy weights above my head makes me nervous!