It’s time to get old school and add these dynamic moves to your workout routine for increased functional strength and a slamming (pun… intended) upper body! The sledgehammer provides a great tool for athletes looking to develop strength and power, but it also is a fantastic way to improve your wrist muscles, tendons, and stability as well as forearm and grip strength. These areas notoriously hard for women to work on. Improving your wrists and grip can help with achieving your goals in other aspects of the gym like chest presses and pull ups. You know what that means ladies, check out these sledgehammer moves for multi-layered benefits.
tire hanging around, but more and more gyms are offering them and almost every CrossFit studio is well equipped with them. Repetitive slams on a tire with a two hand grip develops muscle endurance and strength in all those aforementioned areas. If you really want to get advanced (and please get comfortable and confident with the two hand slam first) ask a trainer to get you doing Tomohawks, also known as one-handed slams. This incorporates a more focused hit on the individual side you are working.