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ProSource™: Equipment Special Issue

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Trainer’s Toolbox: Three Progressive SandBell® Workout Programs

Pete McCall by Pete McCall
Health and Fitness Expert

If you are looking for new equipment that is versatile, easy to transport and extremely fun to use, consider adding some SandBells to your training toolbox. You can use them as you would a dumbbell or kettlebell, plus the shifting sand can help improve grip strength as well. Here are three progressive, full-body workout programs that will suit any client’s needs, from the beginning exerciser to the highly trained athlete.

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ACE-sponsored Research Study: Kettlebell Training Kicks Butt
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ACE-sponsored Research Study: Kettlebell Training Kicks Butt

by Nick Beltz, M.S., Dustin Erbes, M.S., John P. Porcari, Ph.D., Ray Martinez, Ph.D., Scott Doberstein, M.S., and Carl Foster, Ph.D.

The kettlebell may be old school, but as it turns out, it was way ahead of its time. Groundbreaking research sponsored by the American Council on Exercise demonstrates that kettlebell training not only improves core strength and dynamic balance, it also significantly boosts aerobic capacity as well.

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Back to Basics: Total-body Barbell Training
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Back to Basics: Total-body Barbell Training

Barbells are a versatile tool for performing multijoint movements that target a large amount of muscle tissue. Plus, exercises like squats, deadlifts and presses help to strengthen functional movements that we use every day. We've got some persuasive reasons why you should consider going back to the basics with barbell training, starting with this effective total-body workout that will enhance both strength and flexibility.

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