Original Sling Shot
Mark Bell designed the Original Sling Shot® after multiple injuries caused by years of heavy training. Mark wanted to continue bench pressing through pain while encouraging proper technique.
Made from a stiffer material than the Reactive model, the Original Sling Shot® will give you more assistance and works best with medium to heavy weights.
- Original Sling Shot Level 2 elastic ideal for both volume and weight overloading
- Allows you to press approximately 10-15% more weight than your max
- Moderate support at the bottom of the movement
- Trains CNS to maintain proper form under maximal loads
- Product Details
- Available in sizes: M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
- Available in 2 colors: Red and Camo
- Best used with loads from 315 lbs and up
- Sizing: Please Note: If you are really tall (over 6' 4") or have especially big forearms, you need to order one size larger.
- Remember, If you can’t get it over your forearm, you can’t wear it. If you are not sure what size you need, it’s best to error on the side of too big.
Size Chart: Original Sling Shot
- Medium: Bodyweight - Under 140 lbs
- Large: Bodyweight - 140-180 lbs
- XL: Bodyweight - 181-220 lbs
- XXL: Bodyweight - 221-300 lbs
- XXXL: Bodyweight - Over 300 lbs
Ratings & Reviews
Great product promoting proper form. Helps with a bad shoulder, it won’t leave my gym bag
Bought the XL Based on Bodyweight... But It should definitely be Measured by your Bicep. Which I see all these other reviews but noone took the time to just Measure Their Bicep and put it in the review..... I have ~16.5 in biceps at rest, and could BARELY get the XL on after some vigorous effort. even when it was on, It felt like it was cutting the circulation to my arms. SO I went with the 3XL, Which fits Fine and still fits even after getting a pump. Going to give the XL to a Friend, his arms are about 14-14.5 and it fits him just fine. As Far as the Effectiveness, I can press out about 5 good reps of 355, I usually struggle with 2 of 315lbs regular. It does the job, definitely helps... and definitely go at least one size larger if you are on the fence about a size.
This a great product! Mark really came up with something awesome here! Anyone looking at all these reviews, avoid the dummies knocking it and saying it's cheating. If those people were smart they would realize it's not a cheat system just to say you bench more. It's to help you train with extra weight and keep your body protected so you can continue to train healthy for a long time to come. Also the product really helps with form and protects your shoulders. Which I'm big on since i've had shoulder surgeries. So don't hesitate if you've been looking at it, nothing more important than protecting your body in the gym and learning better form. And for the guess that just want to here about the numbers... i've had multiple surgeries in the last couple years, all back and shoulder related and i've been back in the gym training for 8 months. Starting from scratch! I have no problem benching 350lbs with it, and feeling comfortable and safe. So in the end i totally stand by this product and encourage you to buy one today. Wish i bought mine way sooner!
Too small the XXL. I ordered a 3XL and everything was fine. It helps you to do more reps. In my case for bench press and dips.
I purchased this on Amazon, but I wanted to leave a review here as well. Bottom Line: Definitely recommend for anyone looking to refine their bench form and increase muscle overload. Took me a long time to finally pull the trigger on purchasing this. What led me to finally buy this was a lot of folks on FaceBook pages “Fitness Enthusiasts” and “Gym Addicts” saying they’ve used it and loved it. I mainly purchased this due to one of its purposes being forced correct form. I’ve generally had a good amount of shoulder pain when benching due to my bones in my AC joint rubbing together, and I’m hoping to use this to ensure I have correct form. I used it for the first time today and it was amazing. Did 5x5s with absolutely no pain whatsoever in the shoulder. Even took a video and saw a dramatic improvement in form. Additionally, I could feel the assist it gives when lifting, allowing for greater muscle overload. I’m absolutely ecstatic with this purchase and wish I would’ve bought sooner. My reason for only an 8 however is fit. I ordered the large based upon my weight being less than 180 (I’m about 165) and it’s pretty tough to get past my elbow. It fits fairly snug, but I’m ok with it as I’m thinking it’ll loosen a bit after a few uses. I would recommend to Mark Bell and the Slingshot company that the size chart is done off bicep circumference, similar to how knee sleeves are sold.
The sling shot was definitely my best investment on bodybuilding.com. I was barely benching 315 before I bought this. After meeting someone at my gym using it and lending it to me for a couple of sets, I immediately bought this without any hesitation. This is legit! I did 2 weeks with the slingshot and now 2 weeks off the slingshot and I benched 345. My bench press increased 30 pounds on one month which is amazing. I wish I had this before the bench press competition! It is totally worth the money because you will make gains!
So after doing some research and being stuck on my bench for a few weeks, actually going down in weight, I decided to bite the bullet and buy a SlingShot. For volume sets (15-20 reps) this is a dream. I feel stronger, bench higher and absolutely zero shoulder pain. I used to slightly flare my elbows on heavier lifts after 3 or 4 reps. The Slingshot stopped this right away. The only problem I have with the SlingShot is the sizing chart. Should be based on arm size not weight. I ordered a XL but could have used a XXL so I don't wave to struggle each time to put on. No biggie ... the PROS heavily outweighs the one CON.
After months of shying away from bench press and dips due to shoulder injuries I was able to get right back into the groove thanks to the Slingshot. Not only did it help me maintain proper form, it also allowed my shoulders to move free of impingement and it felt great! 10 out of 10.
I never heard of this product until I saw another guy at the gym using it. I was curious and looked it up and researched it and I amazed. I was stuck at 225 1 rep but once I put the slingshot on I was able to add 5 more reps; then I was able to increase my max rep to 275 after only 2 weeks of using the slingshot. It's an amazing product and will increase your strength/prevent injuries. I highly recommend the slingshot.
I always wanted to have this slingshot to improve my bench press. After analyzing I went for the original slingshot which was a good judge as its nice product from Mark bell and it is helping me from benching. Hope it last for life time and makes me achieve my goals to more levels. Thanks to bodybuilding.com for having this slingshot on your store. Initially I was looking for the yellow Full boar slingshot but anyway happy with the original one.
Being new to the gym I was having an extremely difficult time keeping my form while on the bench. The slingshot helped me keep my form correct and I was able to lift more as a result. This is a very useful tool to have while on the bench.
I purchased size ( Large ) and I am a thin man, but unfortunately when i tried it it's so much tight although i don't have a big arms :( I wish i select XL or 2XL when i purchased it. But the product is f-u-c-k-i--n-g amazing it helped me to left way way more :)
I love using my Sling shot for all my warm ups and accesory work. I never skip using it during my workouts!
I was stuck at 305lb for over a year. Slingshot helped me break through that plateau in the first month. My 1RM is still going up. I am 6'5" 220lb and the Original 2XL is the right choice for my size. The first time I used it it was awkward and I almost returned it. The second time was better better but I was still on the fence. My third workout with the slingshot was awesome and I was benching my 1RM + 10% confidently.