Writing a health focused blog has it’s perks, and one of those is reviewing hot new products! From energy boosting drinks, to protein bars, to workout clothes, I’ve had my share of items sent to me to test out. This year I was selected to work with Hedstrom Fitness and one of the newest additions to their fitness equipment line: the Kamagon Ball.
You’re probably familiar with Hedstrom’s Bosu, the blue dome that takes stability exercises to a whole new level, but perhaps haven’t gotten to workout with the Kamagon Ball yet. I hadn’t until this year, but after receiving one of my own, I took videos of myself doing a few exercises they have on their site.
What makes the Kamagon Ball unique? In one word: Hydro-Inertia. Here is more about what that is, and why you need it, straight from Hedstrom:
Hydro-Inertia™ is: The utilization of water to create an unstable resistance that increases core strength and stability during exercise.
By utilizing Hydro-Inertia™ technology, you take away the limitations that are found in products that are limited to postural instability. With the Kamagon Ball you are able to work instability throughout a full range of motion in routines that engage your entire body.
Think of your daily activities; carrying a toddler, groceries, moving boxes or files at work, packing the car, etc. Dumbbells and machines do a great job of strengthening your muscles to be able to do these things, but they don’t necessarily mimic the unstable movements and objects you regularly perform day in and day out.
Here are a few exercises I tried with my new Kamagon Ball!
(Click image for short video demo)
Alternating Front Lunges with Twist
Squat Jump and Press
Squat and Single Press
Squat Hold and Chest Press
Alternating Front Lunge Pass Through
The Kamagon Ball is super versatile, and since you add water to it yourself, you can adjust the amount meaning it adapts to your skill level. For more exercise ideas head to the Kamagon blog here, and to get your very own Kamagon Ball, check out all their new colors, here!