Monday, February 1, 2016
Review On Steel/Sandbell
I'm a simple guy when it comes to equipment. I don't fettle with Barbells & Dumbbells unless i'm in the gym on a rare occasion. I'm also big on the quality of the equipment I get and use them to have fun and be enjoyable; whether it's hammers or cables or my pull-up bar there's always something useful. One piece of equipment I use however is very unique and takes it out of me practically every single time in less than a few minutes. The Sandbell is in a class by itself with the endless variety out of one small thing.
Its versatility is incredible and its powerful adaptation to any workout is beyond comprehension. My all-time favorite exercise is purely picking it up and slamming it as fast and hard as possible for a short amount of time. It even is better than sprints some of the time. Anyone can use this for any style of training because it not only packs a wild punch but has not one or two but THREE types of equipment in its arsenal: Kettlebell, Dumbbell & Medicine Ball. I've been in fitness close to 2 decades and never have seen or felt such a powerful force like the Sandbell.
What a lot of people don't realize is that the Sandbell is not just meant to be used in a variety of ways but it puts on realistic results to generate natural Growth Hormone. Because of the epidemic of obesity and lack of nutrition these days, exercise has become a last resort and far too much info on what to do and how to do it. With the Sandbell, it doesn't have to be complicated whatsoever. You can do practically any exercise in the gym using only this bad boy and you can get in a workout that's no more than 15 minutes.
I realize a lot of people get told about weight progressions and all that which I highly bring on for others to understand but when it comes to the Sandbell, you don't need all that much weight to get your ass kicked and here's why; because of the changing of the grip, you're working not just the muscles but the tendons in many ways from pinching to thick and anywhere in between. The most weight I advise people on is no more than 20-30 lbs. I get it there are challenges and are told you need to use this weight for that challenge or whatever, who doesn't love a good challenge but in the end, its not about the weight its about what you're willing to create that can make 20 lbs. feel like 100 when you do it right. Just some of the exercises alone can be brutal for most people. One exercise I do is called the 360 Exercise and I do it for 100 reps (50 per side) and hits me enough. Sure it be cool to do it with 40 or 50 lbs but that's not the point. Use it for long term use and not how much weight you can move.
Another amazing thing about this tool is that it can be used or kids to play with and toss it around with friends. Even toddlers can use this thing when its under 5lbs. I had my 7 and 4 year old cousins play with my 20 lber and couldn't get enough of it. I had the 7 year old do rows and slams and the 4 year old (who has down syndrome BTW) just see if he can flip it on the floor and he got it once or twice and was smiling. My girlfriend uses it for slams and for resistance when she does SIT-UPS; this chick rocks it doing sit-ups in sets of 10-15. It is one of the most playful and fun tools on the planet period.
There are so many benefits with this thing its difficult to list them all. I will give you a couple that are not only kick ass but awesome as well when you realize how many ways you can really use it. When you slam it, it doesn't wreck the floor so no worries about breaking furnished floors or carpets, it can be put in a backpack to travel with (that I would recommend under 20 lbs.), there is no such thing as boredom because no exercise is ever the same with the changing of the grip, can be added to any regimen, gets you fit in a short amount of time, develops finger & hand strength, develops a very strong core and powers up Testosterone (come on guys how could you not want this).
One guy I had connected with has had some severe joint problems and asked me about the Steel/Sandbell and wanted to know if it worked for him. He had read what I had done with it and seemed intrigued. I told him to give it a shot and told him to go with a ten pounder so its light enough to where it wouldn't hurt him and get something out of it. His name is Lou Delpha from Lakeland Florida and this is what he had to say after only using it a few times......
I'm 67 years old, have had 69 Surgeries, including 2 cervical fusions, both shoulders, both knees, left hip, both feet, 4 hernias operated on, several major abdominal Surgeries, Lower Back surgery and a pacemaker. I also have degenerative joint disease from head to toe. With all these Medical problems the Steelbell Workout felt great. My arms felt like rock when I was done. If I can do it, so can YOU!!!
That to me is one of the most bad ass testimonials I've ever read. It's inspiring and it makes guys like me feel blessed to be doing this and not even have all those issues. That makes him stronger than most people on this earth. It truly is a gift of fitness and everyone should have one and get one under 5 lbs for their kids. One of the best investments that is worth every damn penny.