The Sling Shot is an invention by powerlifter Mark Bell, who holds a 545lb raw bench and 854lb equipped bench . It was originally created as a tool to help him train his chest while injured due to a torn pec. It is a piece of stretchable fabric that helps keep the arms locked in place during a bench press . It serves as a support and provides stability, allowing lifters to lift heavier weights and increase their bench press max. It can also be used to help rehabilitate injured shoulders, and is suitable for all types of lifters, from beginner to advanced.
Owners: Mark Bell
How The Slingshot Works
The Slingshot acts as a support and provides stability during a bench press. It is a piece of stretchable fabric that helps keep the arms locked in place while the lifter is benching . By providing additional stability, it allows the lifter to lift heavier weights and increase their bench press max. It can also be used to help rehabilitate injured shoulders, and is suitable for all types of lifters, from beginner to advanced. The Slingshot works by providing tension across the chest, which helps keep the arms in the correct position throughout the lift. This allows for increased stability and a stronger, more consistent lift. Additionally, the tension provided by the Slingshot helps keep the bar closer to the chest, which can help improve the lifter’s technique and increase the range of motion.
The Slingshot has without a doubt aided me in my training. It has allowed me to not only do overloading sets, but also get those few extra reps during high volume sets. Training while having a shoulder injury is a huge benefit of the Slingshot.
If you have been on the fence about whether to add the Slingshot to your gym bag, you can stop wondering. I think the SLingshot should be a part of every gym goers training aids. It is not just for advanced lifters, but also people at the most introductory level. 10/10 would recommend.