When to use it
This is more of a cardio and abs workout, so tack it on at the end of any strength training or hypertrophy workout. If you performed a high-intensity routine, you’ll probably be too tired to perform this right.
Why do it
Slamming a ball from overhead taxes your core as you extend and contract your entire body to slam the ball downward as hard as you can. It also engages muscles in your upper and lower body, like your hamstrings, shoulders, triceps, and glutes. The best part? In addition to becoming a more ripped and explosive human, you’ll relieve some serious stress.
Get it done
Perform one slam, then immediately perform 10 box jumps. Be sure to land softly, heels first, and to step down off it. Then perform two slams and nine jumps. Continue adding one slam and removing one jump until you reach 10 slams and one jump. Perform two rounds with a three-minute break between rounds.
Trainer Tip: Take your time to set up for the next rep so that when you explode, it’s a quality effort. Quality over quantity.