Top 5 benefits of using a slam ball
There are plenty of tools you can use to work out: barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, steppers and the list goes on. These are only some of the most common pieces of equipment used at the gym and for home workouts; however, not many people are aware of how incredible slam balls are and how effectively they can support our fitness journey, whether they are used combined with other tools or on their own.
In this article, we are taking you through 5 benefits of using slam balls and I am sure at the end of this article, you will be thinking of implementing this tool in your next workout.
Slam balls are an effective tool to train your strength and your cardiovascular system. Both are very important to achieve optimal health. In fact, strength training helps us increase muscle density, which ultimately leads to increase in metabolism efficiency, especially of sugar, and stronger bones, whilst cardiovascular training, or endurance training, is great to maintain heart health and trains your body to use fats more efficiently for energy production. Slam balls can be used to perform amazing HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts that work both these systems, making them extremely versatile and allowing you to switch up training styles anytime you want, using one single piece of equipment.
WORKS YOUR WHOLE BODY
Our life can get a bit frantic, and a lot of the time this is the reason why people ditch their workouts, so they can fit their work commitments or their house chores in their schedule. However, slam balls are a great solution to this issue. In fact, this tool enables you to perform quick, and yet intense, whole body high intensity workouts through combined exercises. As mentioned above, HIIT workouts are great to develop both strength and improve endurance at the same time. So, if you only have little time to work out, slam balls may be the answer you were looking for. From overhead lunges to squat throws, slam balls offer a vast range of combined movements to train your whole body at different intensities in a shorter amount of time.
Slam balls are a very inexpensive way to get fit, and as you don’t need a gym membership to use one, this means you would save up a lot of money both in the short and in the long run. And going back to its versatility, you don’t need to purchase any other fitness tool to work different parts of the body, making you save some pennies on this front as well. Everything you need to support your fitness journey can be found in slam balls.
CAN WORKOUT ANYWHERE
As mentioned above, slam balls are a very unexpensive fitness equipment, meaning that you can easily purchase one and workout anywhere you prefer without having to be a gym member, making it the perfect home workout solution. Slam balls can also be used outdoors to work out with your family and friends. This gives you the freedom of working out anywhere you want, anytime you want, whether this is in your living room or the park. If going on holiday and travelling by car, you may even be able to load your slam ball on your vehicle so that you can keep up your training regime while on vacation.
HELPS YOU PROGRESS
The best way to progress in fitness, is to increment training volume via increasing the number of repetitions, the weight lifted, or both. Slam balls can be purchased in a vast range of weights and sizes, demonstrating that they are a great tool to improve performance and increase your fitness level. But more importantly, different weights can be used for different exercises as it often happens to be stronger in one department and less strong in others. For instance, a heavier slam ball may be perfect to train legs, but a lighter one may be more suited to train arms or for HIIT sessions.
These were our top 5 benefits of using a Slam Ball, which also outline the main reasons why you should implement it in your home workout regime. This cost effective and versatile fitness tool can be used for a multitude of training styles, from endurance to strength, and can be used to condition your whole body, anywhere you like.
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