What Muscles Are Medicine Ball Slams Good For?

What muscles are medicine ball slams good for?

If you want to learn more about the specific muscle groups that ball slams engage, we’ve created this guide just for you.

Slams have become a simple, go-to move for most trainers and coaches. The traditional slam movement can engage your whole body when performed correctly. There are various slam patterns that can have additional benefits, including rotational slams and windmill or around the world slams.

D-Ball OH Slam

D-Ball Rainbow Slam

Ideally, you’ll want to use a Dynamax D-Ball as it is built to handle stronger, explosive overhead throws on any surface. When you throw a Dynamax D-ball ball, it will have limited bounce, no matter how fast the velocity or how hard the impact. This forces the athlete to retrieve the ball in a squat pattern, which engages the posterior chain on the way up, making it a true total-body exercise.

By incorporating a variety of drills and exercises, you can engage the following muscles by performing ball slams:

  • Shoulders
  • Lats
  • Triceps
  • Pecs
  • Calves
  • Back
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Quadriceps
  • Calves
  • Core 

Due to the higher intensity and impact of the movements, you can build muscle that little bit faster.

Need inspiration for your next workout? Take a look at the Dynamax website and browse our extensive exercise video library.

Pick up your own Dynamax D-Balls online today! The Dynamax D-Ball is available in a range of weights and is approved for outdoor and indoor use. Every ball is made in the USA to the same strong manufacturing standards as our regular soft-shell medicine balls. It’s why we’ve been the No.1 supplier for professional athletes and teams for more than three decades.