Earlier this year, when the Pandemic hit, I remodeled our spare room into a Home Yoga Studio. Somewhere I could do zoom yoga classes and videos. While decluttering and organizing I rediscovered a piece of fitness equipment that is versatile, affordable, and suitable for a home gym. The Kamagon.
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I’ve been using kettlebells in my client training programs for years, they are fun, effective, and functional. Now, however, I personally opt to use the Kamagon by Hedstrom Fitness. The Kamagon is functional, challenges my body in new ways, and I can use it for all the kettlebell exercises and more!
What’s a Kamagon?
Innovation is described as a new product, idea, or method. Hedstrom Fitness are innovators in the fitness industry because not only do they strive to create new products, but also methods, and twists on existing products (idea).
Hedstrom Fitness are the makers of the Bosu balance trainer, the Bosu ball, and The Surge. I absolutely love the Surge and Bosu’s so I was eager to try their Kamagon ball. At first glance, you can see it’s definitely similar to a kettlebell, but looks are where the similarity ends because these things are so much more versatile.
I’ve mentioned before that the major reason I love The Surge, as a personal trainer, is the versatility. I have ONE piece of equipment for my car that I can adjust the weight of really quickly and easily. The Kamagon works on the same principles of hydro-inertia technology. Basically, the ‘ball’ part is hollow. There is a fill valve on top, and to add weight you simply unscrew the valve and just add water. Want lighter weight? Remove water from the Kamagon.
The water provides resistance and challenges the body. Coupled with the unique design, this allows you to use the Kamagaon for all kettlebell movements, and many more!
The two handles on the Kamagon make this much more versatile piece of equipment, and the water instability really fires up the stabilization muscles. I’ve already talked about the different types of hydro-inertia movements in my Surge post, but suffice to say the Kamagon takes kettlebell workouts to a whole other level!
5 Benefits of the Kamagon vs Kettlebell
- Soft grip
- Won’t damage the floor if dropped
- Hydro-inertia technology
- Adjustable weight
- Can use existing kettlebell workouts
- Lots of sports specific exercises
If you’re still unsure of the benefits of this innovative piece of fitness equipment for a home gym then imagine you begin to work out and have a 10lb kettlebell. In 6 weeks you have probably outgrown it and need to progress to 15lb, then 20lb, etc. With kettlebells, you have 5+ kettlebells lying around taking up valuable space. With the Kamagon you have one piece of adjustable equipment. Plus if you wanted to take it on vacation, empty it, pack it, and refill it at your destination! GENIUS!
I hope this post helps you see the benefits of this awesome piece of functional fitness equipment. I’ve been having a blast rediscovering this piece of equipment both in my own workouts (and previously with clients) and would definitely recommend a Kamagon for your home gym. Especially if you are short on space and need something versatile and affordable. Since I’ve had this for many years, it seems that they have rebranded and are now also called Surge Hydro Ball, so check those out too.
- Have you used kettlebells?
- What do you think of the Kamagon Ball?
- If you workout at home, what equipment do you use?