Want to burn off some calories and burn off some steam? The slam ball, similar to the medicine ball, is a versatile tool that provides resistance to dynamic movements and a great excuse to throw things! Working your whole body from your head to your feet, you might be surprised at just how effective this heavy little ball is at challenging all your different muscle groups. I would list the different muscles that get a workout, but it can literally cover them all, including the muscles of your fingers and hands!
Designed with a slightly malleable exterior, and coming in a variety of different weights, these balls allow you to grip them in ways that utilises the muscles we use in daily activities, not just the ones that we need when lifting perfectly round objects, or bars! They can be thrown with force at the ground, or wall, and have no bounce at all making them ideal for use in a restricted space.
Like most exercise tools, there are many different ways in which you can use them, one of the most popular being a squat, lift, overhead then forceful throw back at the ground. Try doing 20 reps of this without breaking a sweat!
There are many benefits to using a Slam ball including:
- Overall toning and strength building
- Increases athletic performance
- Increased calorie burn
- Higher resting metabolism
- Enhanced mental clarity
- Relieving any pent up frustration!!!
Feeling a bit frustrated? Take it out on a slam ball by throwing it at the ground/wall as hard as you can. It helps, trust me! :)