Equipment Of The Month: Sandbells

EQUIPMENT TYPE: Sandbells are sandbags with a built-in handle that enables the user to use a firm grip. Sandbells range in weight from 2 lbs. up to 50 lbs.

HOW TO USE SANDBELLS: Use a Sandbell the same way you would use other free weights. You can perform similar exercises as with a dumbbell, kettlebell or medicine ball. Sandbells are very safe.

WORKOUT: The Sandbell is harder to control than a medicine ball, because of its unpredictable movement, making it a good choice for core workouts. It also challenges grip strength.

PORTABILITY: Because it’s bulky, and unwieldly, the Sandbell isn’t something you can throw in your pocket, carry bag, or suitcase.

DURABILITY: If the bag gets damaged, sand leaks out. There are pros and cons to every type of equipment. Eventually everything you use, will wear out, and will have to be replaced.

COST: Sandbells cost between $12.00 up to $100.00 or more, depending on size and quality.

Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City. To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.

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