Posted by Jim Carroll on 7th Jun 2013
I purchased the Monster Sledge/Half Tire Combo. As soon as I unwrapped the sledge, I was impressed with the craftsmanship. It's built like a tank. The quality of the sledge is first rate, and is built to last forever. I built a plywood box to hold the tire so that it wouldn't move around with each blow. It works great. The workout I get from sledge training is incredible. Thanks Ryan for selling such a great fitness product!
Posted by Unknown on 10th Apr 2013
Sales on fitness exercising equipment like this make it easy to get started in grip training. With this package, you get a heavy as sin sledge and a half-tire, all to make your training more difficult and effective. I get a lot of use out of this combo pack!
Posted by Unknown on 13th Mar 2013
Everything from Stronger Grip seems to last forever, a good thing since I seem to be perpetually training for Strongman contests. I like it when they do combo packs like this because it really helps me max out my workout routine without spending a bunch of extra money I don't have. The Monster Sledge alone would be worth the price, but my Strongman training regimen thanks Stronger Grip for including the tire too.
Posted by Unknown on 5th Feb 2013
After speaking with Ryan to decide which sledgehammer fit me the best, I purchased the Monster Sledge with Half Tire combo. I asked for a tacky grip and the Thor hammer color scheme. It turned out great and better then I had imagined. I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
Posted by Manuel on 20th Aug 2012
The first time I used this, it was hard to do 15 reps in a row. The next day I was sore all along my spine, top to bottom. I've worked my way up to 90 second sets. I love how it's strength and cardio at the same time. Doing it after squats, you feel the burn in your quads. A great workout tool.
Posted by Dave Marcus on 3rd Mar 2012
This piece of equipment falls into the category of "damn I wish I got this years ago". Got my monster sledge and half-tire a few weeks ago and quite frankly my workouts have never been the same. I have been a dedicated strength athlete for years but have struggled to work in cardio as I find it mind-numbingly dull.
Enter the sledgehammer and poof that issue goes away!
I got introduced to StrongerGrip through Bud Jeffries' book I Will Be Iron as a way to focus on extreme cardio to loose weight but sacrifice as little strength as possible. The section of the book that focused on the sledge and custom two-hand handle for heavy swings fit this nicely and for the last several weeks they have become the base of my workout. Sets of 50 sledgehammer swings (25 per side) followed immediately by 25 heavy swings. Rinse and repeats until you get into the hundreds of reps........ Down almost 25lbs and NO corresponding loss in strength.
The quality of work that goes into the pieces is equally remarkable. I am amazed at how well made and, dare i say it, primitively beautiful they are. Just got a set of Thor's Hammers to incorporate more grip and shoulder work. Grip work and cardio have never been this fun.
Posted by K Kovacs on 27th Feb 2012
Out of all the machines an exercise machines I have bought, I can't believe how well this works. I have been using it for 2 months now. I have never felt this strong in my life. I mean I feel like a gladiator beast. I have not only trimmed down at my waist but I am much more cut and ripped then I have ever been. My grip is like steel.
There is no comparison to anything like this in the market. I cannot thank the maker enough for this.
Buy it, you will never be the same again. Not to mention the fun you will have with it. The quality is second to none. It is real steel and it comes with a " Made In The USA" Tag, which blew me away honestly. I felt proud to buy something so original and made in the USA. If more people made high quality and made in the USA, our country would be so much better off.
Thank you Ryan for having the courage to do it differently and bringing back what this country has lost, " Quality in products made at home"
Posted by Tom R. on 22nd Apr 2011
This is my second strongergrip product, the other being adjustable indian clubs and I am again impressed. The 1/2 tire is very portable and stable even under less than precise swings of the hammer. Hitting this half tire felt more consistent than hitting my other tires that are laying on there side. Obviously hitting the tire side wall vs hitting the tread area will have a different rebound effect. I noticed this mostly when I was exhausted gasping for air and not swinging with the best technique.
The monster sledge is a very nice improvement over your standard sledge hammer. The large surface area of the hammer face all but eliminated any twisting action in the handle. That really saves the wrists with high intensity work like Tabata workouts, which are my favorite. The light texturing at the bottom of the handle is a nice useful touch. It is just rough enough to help with grip without hurting my hands after extended use.
I definitely recommend you give this a try the conditioning you will achieve if you swing this regularly will be impressive. And besides it just looks cool swinging this big ol sledge around.
A great solution to your sledge conditioning training. You can save money - get the Half-tire with the Monster Sledge.