The sledgehammer is one piece of equipment that may of course seem very unconventional. But it does have numerous benefits. Although regular dumbbell and barbell training is extremely valuable, the sledgehammer allows you to train along angles and planes of movement that aren't possible with conventional weights. These movements come from weapons training and in the ancient world, weapons training was the primary form of strength training for soldiers. Take a look at the video to see what it's all about!
Sometimes people have difficulty understanding step through or shifting footwork when it comes to the hands. But if you put a knife in your hands it all makes more sense. There's a real flow to it that's hard to get with just the bare hands, but it can be transferred over with weapons. You may have heard people say that the weapon is an extension of your hand. That's exactly true. Any of the techniques you can do with the knives or other weapons can be done with the hands. Not only that, but the personality of the weapons would always…