Sledge Hammer

Sledge Hammer


This exercise requires the use of a sledgehammer to perform various movements such as swings, slams, and chops. It is a full-body workout that targets multiple muscle groups and can improve strength, power, and cardiovascular endurance.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Sledge Hammer Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold the sledgehammer with both hands, gripping it near the end of the handle.
  2. Swing the sledgehammer over your head, keeping your arms straight and your core engaged.
  3. As you bring the sledgehammer down, bend your knees and use your hips to generate power.
  4. Strike the object you are hitting with the sledgehammer, using a controlled motion and keeping your arms and core engaged.
  5. Repeat the exercise for the desired number of repetitions or until fatigued.

Sledge Hammer Form & Visual

Sledge Hammer

Sledge Hammer Benefits

  • Full body workout
  • Improves cardiovascular endurance
  • Increases grip strength
  • Builds core stability and strength
  • Improves hand-eye coordination
  • Can be used for functional training and sports-specific movements
  • Provides a unique and challenging workout experience

Sledge Hammer Muscles Worked

  • Shoulders
  • Back
  • Core
  • Arms
  • Forearms

Sledge Hammer Variations & Alternatives

  • Single Arm Sledge Hammer Swings
  • Double Arm Sledge Hammer Swings
  • Sledge Hammer Slams
  • Overhead Sledge Hammer Swings
  • Side-to-Side Sledge Hammer Swings