The slam ball has officially bit the dust. After using it for a couple years quite often and repairing when needed, it has ripped beyond repair. Despite this failure, we still suggest using this method due to how long it lasts and how cheap it is to make. Slam on!
The best training tools are often the most simple.
The slamball is the epitome of a simple training tool that can completely wreck you. Unlike a barbell that requires maintenance and evenly distributed plates, and can't be thrown down, the slam ball is always ready to be picked up and thrown to the ground.
I've taken my slamball all over, whether that be a football field, stadium runs, when I go out of town and want to have something heavy to workout with, and most often just to use in my front yard (neighbors love me.)
Ross Enamait of RossTraining.com (check it out) has a phrase he uses a lot and it is "you are never gymless." It's a very simple phrase that applies directly to DIY equipment.
If you want it bad enough you will make it happen. This slam ball is very cheap to make if you know how to do it and can be one of the best training tools in your garage.
Honestly, this ball can take quite a bit abuse.
I don't like to be careful when I train and I don't think you really should be. You should be focused on your form and your effort, not your equipment.
If you were to buy a 100 pound slam ball online you'd pay around $300 mainly because shipping 100 lbs. of anything is expensive. If you don't believe me on the cost look around.
Make this ball, use it, abuse it, and become stronger. IT'S THAT SIMPLE.
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