Hyperwear SandBell Review
Hyperwear SandBell review has appeared in this month’s Muscle&Fitness issue. What is a SandBell? Muscle and Fitness calls it a Better Bag of Sand. Hyper Wear’s SandBell is a cross between a sandbag, a dumbbell, a barbell, a grip bag, a medicine ball, a slam ball, and a kettlebell. Made of tough stretchy neoprene, the SandBell is the most versatile and enjoyable functional weight training tool on the market. Sizes range from 2lb to 50lb. Even more amazing is that the SandBell utilizes a patent pending fill mechanism that allows the end user to fill or empty the SandBell with whatever fill material desired.
Muscle and Fitness also mentions Hyperwear’s next product the SteelBell a steel shot filled free weight. The SteelBell is twice as dense as a SandBell with an even livelier feel to it working your grip and core strength even more.
Since Hyper Wear has introduced the SandBell, there have been nothing but great things said about the product. It’s opened the doors to a new form of fitness training.Â One of the people who have seen how eye opening this product can be is Jeff Mad Dog Madden, associate director for strength and conditioning at the University of Texas. Muscle and Fitness interviewed “Mad Dog” and asked him how he uses the SandBells in his training. Here is a tidbit of the interview:
Q: How do SandBells factor into your training?
A: You can use them every way you can use a medicine ball, but because they’re free form, the shifting weight really works on grip strength and wrist torque. And they’re really good for forearm development. We’ve got them from 5 pounds up to 100 pounds.
Q: How do they compare to medicine balls?
A: I’ve been a strength and conditioning coach for 27 years, so SandBells were a great change for us, something a little different for the athletes. One advantage is that we can use them in all kinds of weather. Leather medicine balls get sloppy and seams starting tearing when they get wet, and rubber balls get slippery.
If you’d like to read the entire interview, you can see it here on the Muscle and Fitness Website.