Today’s video, SandBell Training: Rainbow Slams w. Bill Sonnemaker via HyperWear, is brought to you by Hyper Wear.
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What Are SandBells?
Hyper Wear’s SandBell is a cross between a sandbag, a dumbbell, a barbell, a grip bag, a medicine ball, a slam ball, a stability pod, a gliding disk, and a kettlebell. Now that’s a lot of cross betweens!
They are made of tough stretchy neoprene, with sizes ranging from 2lb to 50lb. Additionally, the SandBell utilizes a patent pending fill mechanism that allows the end user to fill or empty the SandBell with dry play sand. Filling them with sand at home will save you a lot of cash on the shipping!
Grip it. Slam it. Toss is. Swing it. Lunge it.
A key aspect of sandbell training is the dynamic shifting of sand inside the bell. Due to the combination of inertia and shifting sand, a 20 lb SandBell feels and responds like a much heavier weight. This slow shift challenges balance, coordination, core response, and stabilizing muscles.
The SandBell makes for a great dumbbell, kettlebell and medicine ball replacement because you can swing or throw the SandBell without fear of injury. No more worries about hitting your knees or ankles or jamming a finger.
SandBells For Bootcamp Equipment
I’m fortunate enough to have a set of SandBells at the facility where I do bootcamps. One of my favorite full body metabolic exercises is the SandBell slam, so I thought that this video would be a perfect fit for this weekly video series.
The effort of raising the SandBell above the head and then slamming it down repeatedly, really elevates the heart rate. As your core contracts during the slam, your abs get a fantastic crunch. I’m a big fan of being able to work the abs without doing lying down sit-ups or crunches.
The variation in this video shows slamming the SandBell to one side of the body, and then the other, to really work the obliques.
Do you have any experience working out with SandBells? I’d love to hear about it in the comments section below!
Let me know if you have any questions about this video, or have a great clip you’d like me to add to this video series!