STRONGMAN SMASH D-BALL
Very strong, with excellent grip, non-bouncing design. Specially designed for core training, mainly smash, slam, and explosive power development training—a unique series of high weight medicine balls for athletic preparation and strongman exercises. The outstanding versatility of the medicine balls and the wide range of weights available have increased the use of these tools for functional training. Very sturdy, non-rebounding, featuring a textured surface that improves grip. The Strongman Smash D-Ball series is exceptional to reach high-performance levels through power training, with particular reference to the strength component, indispensable in every discipline and sport skill. See also the lower weights: Smash D-Ball series, cod. 0470 – 0478, from 2 to 20 kg.
cod. 0478 Strongman Smash D-Ball 30 kg / Ø 330 mm
cod. 0480 Strongman Smash D-Ball 50 kg / Ø 400 mm
cod. 0482 Strongman Smash D-Ball 70 kg / Ø 420 mm
cod. 0484 Strongman Smash D-Ball 100 kg / Ø 450 mm
At the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, an exceptional discipline began to occur; men who performed spectacularly lifting very high loads. Shows that caused amazement and admiration, so much so that during the 900 competitions and federations were born and such disciplines became sports activities.
Apart from competitions, it is interesting to note that some of the exercises derived from this sport are also adopted in modern athletic preparation and fitness by adopting medical strongman balls. As for the Smash D-Ball also the Strongman Smash D-Ball are very versatile tools dedicated to strength training with the peculiarity of having structural characteristics and surface specifically designed for high weight and grip.
This tool’s choice by the athletic trainer indeed occurs when the trained athlete reaches a high level of preparation. The exercises with Strong Man Ball are power exercises where the strength component is undoubtedly the main one. Still, it must be added good proprioception and excellent knowledge of lifting techniques. It is a global, total training that involves the engagement of all the muscles and physical qualities. Let’s take an example trying to explain the lifting (atlas lift) and the backward throw of a heavy rubber medicine ball of 30, 50, 70, 100 kg.
The athlete places himself in a sideways position with the medial malleoli next to the ball. The width of the legs has to be slightly larger than the outer diameter of the ball itself. Using the forearm’s inner part, the athlete has to wrap the ball, taking care to place his hands wide open in line with the elbow without braiding his fingers. With an action guided by forearms and legs but involving all the body’s muscles, the athlete has to raise the ball above the knees blocking it. In this phase, considered the most technical, the athlete has to adjust their grip and prepare to make the most significant gesture of the exercise: the lifting. It is a matter of looking inside themselves for the “muscular connections” able to roll the heavy ball on the body towards a shoulder, thanks to a global movement focused on the action of arms and legs. After a concentric squat phase, the legs’ action ends with a full push and a complete extension. The athlete is left with the final part of the exercise related to the ball’s push behind the back.
Therefore, we mentioned that a power exercise where the force component is the main one and the weight lifted is the main one and not the time spent in lifting, not the speed of execution. A work, we repeat, muscular but not only because it focuses precisely on the exercise of all neuromotor skills. In explaining the exercise, for example, it is emphasized that the handgrip is a critical detail. The grip stimulates fundamental nervous processes related to coordination and proprioception. A subject matter that could extend to every part of the body. Think of the work of the feet (better if barefoot) in this type of exercise.