Here’s a very determined looking Reg Park training with a swingbell. You don’t see swingbell training much these days but it is a shame because it is both simple and effective… in other words, swingbell training offers a different way to hit the same muscle groups which is always useful. We’ve covered swingbell training in several prior blog posts.
The Swingbell is a bit like the combination of a barbell and a medicine ball. Here’s three different swingbell exercises with some interesting possibilities: Left to right: Ex. No. 1, Rotating upper body while holding the swingbell overhead … Ex. No. 2, Forward Raise … Ex. No. 3, Swinging Exercise from side to side.
The Swingbell is essentially a dumbbell with the weights loaded in the middle instead of either end. This configuration has a great feel for exercises such as curls, wrist curls, abdominal work and, as the name implies, swings.