Besides Boxing, there’s no better exercise for mental health & stress relief than the Slam. The key to doing it right is to always keep your shoulders higher than your hips. Don’t bend at the spine! To get the most out of the exercise, try to get all the way up on the toes to train triple extension of the ankles, knee & hips. But you can still do some reps with the feet flat on the floor. To get more triceps recruitment, you can bring the ball behind your head.
There are 2 types of med balls to slam with. A bouncing ball is great for beginners and faster rep speeds. A slam ball requires a greater range of motion as you have to pick it up off the ground but that increases posterior chain activation.
There are so many slam variations. You can switch directions or stances or combine it with other movements like a halo. My favorite variation is the See-Saw Slam. Plus you can modify the exercise with a Faux Slam where you never release the ball. Yeah, it’s not as fun but it’s better than getting yelled at by your significant other or fielding complaints from your neighbors.