Why Low Impact Training will always be high on our fitness agenda! By Nel

Why Low Impact Training will always be high on our fitness agenda! By Nel

We don’t always need to go harder, faster, longer, or stronger! Intensity often hogs the limelight in fitness – so it’s refreshing to see low impact getting some love in the industry.

Low impact training is simply that - exercise or physical activity that places minimal stress on the joints and bones, making it gentler on the body compared to high-impact activities. The goal of low-impact training is to reduce the risk of injury and provide a more accessible option for everyone.

We’ve been excited to see low impact gain some notoriety as the Swell Fit Bag was designed to be a fitness companion that not only amplifies your workouts but does so with a keen focus on joint-friendly, low-impact resistance training. So with low impact taking a high profile, we wanted to share more on why the Swell Fit Bag is a game-changer for those seeking a gentler yet effective fitness routine, delve into top exercise moves tailored for low-impact resistance training, and unravel the key benefits that make this approach to fitness so appealing.

The Swell Fit Bag: Your Low-Impact Fitness Ally

Adaptable Weight Distribution
One of the Swell Fit Bag's standout features is its adaptable weight distribution that creates its own form of instability training. Unlike traditional weights, the bag's dynamic design ensures that the load is distributed unevenly, promoting engagement of stabilizing muscles. This not only adds an extra layer of challenge to your workouts but also ensures a low-impact environment that's gentle on your joints.

Joint-Friendly Workouts
For individuals with joint concerns or those on the path to recovery, the Swell Fit Bag can provide a great training focus. Using controlled, fluid movements encouraged by low-impact resistance training help reduce stress on joints, making it an ideal choice for sustained fitness without compromising on safety.

Versatility for All Fitness Levels
Whether you're a fitness novice or a seasoned athlete, the Swell Fit Bag is your versatile companion. Its adjustable resistance allows for workouts that cater to different fitness levels and goals, making it an inclusive tool for everyone. This adaptability ensures that low-impact resistance training with the Swell Fit Bag remains accessible and challenging, regardless of your current fitness status.

Our Top Moves for Low-Impact Resistance Training

Swell Squats
Embrace the power of squats without the strain. Cradle your Swell Fit Bag close to your chest, ensuring a firm grip. Perform controlled squats, engaging your core and lower body. The uneven weight distribution activates stabilizing muscles, providing an effective yet low-impact lower body workout.

Overhead Press
Elevate your shoulder and arm workout with the Swell Fit Bag overhead press. Lift the bag from shoulder height to fully extended arms. The bag's unique design introduces an element of instability, requiring additional effort from your stabilizing muscles while minimizing stress on your joints.

Lunges with a Twist
Enhance your lower body workout by incorporating lunges with a twist. Hold the Swell Fit Bag close to your chest and step forward into a lunge. As you lunge, rotate your torso towards the side of the forward leg. This compound movement engages multiple muscle groups while maintaining a low-impact approach.

Plank Pull-Throughs
Elevate your core workout with plank pull-throughs using the Swell Fit Bag. Assume a plank position with the bag beside you. Reach under your body, grab the bag, and pull it through to the other side. This movement engages your core, shoulders, and back while minimizing impact on your joints.

Russian Twists
Revitalize your core routine with Russian twists using the Swell Fit Bag. Sit on the floor, lean back slightly, and lift your legs off the ground. Hold the bag with both hands and twist your torso, touching the bag to the ground on either side. This controlled movement targets your obliques without straining your spine.

Key Benefits of Low-Impact Resistance Training with the Swell Fit Bag

  1. Joint Health and Injury Prevention
    Low-impact resistance training with the Swell Fit Bag places minimal stress on your joints, reducing the risk of injuries and providing a conducive environment for those with joint concerns or injuries.
  2.  Sustainable Long-Term Fitness
    Unlike high-impact workouts that may lead to burnout, the Swell Fit Bag offers a sustainable fitness solution. Its adaptability ensures that you can maintain a consistent exercise routine without compromising on intensity.

    3. Holistic Muscle Engagement
    The Swell Fit Bag's uneven weight distribution fosters holistic muscle engagement. Stabilizing muscles come into play, contributing to improved balance, stability, and overall functional fitness.

    4. Accessibility and Versatility
    With the Swell Fit Bag, your fitness journey isn't bound by gym walls. Its portability and minimal equipment requirements make it accessible anywhere, ensuring you can engage in low-impact resistance training on your terms.

    5. Cardiovascular Benefits
    While the intensity may not match high-impact activities, low-impact resistance training with the Swell Fit Bag still provides cardiovascular benefits. The heart rate is elevated, contributing to improved cardiovascular health without the same stress on the heart and joints.

The Swell Fit Bag is a brilliant partner to help everyone explore the benefits low-impact resistance training and our new “Start with Strength” Program enables you to explore low impact training through 3 of our workout types – Upper, Lower and Core workouts. The program is a brilliant option for those wanting to explore low impact training as it starts from the ground up, exploring instability training and how to work with the water and covering functional moves to support development of strength in all our major muscle groups and joints.

We hope this blog helps you understand why we’re excited about low impact training’s potential for all of us. Our swellbeings@swellfitness.co.uk are on hand to answer any questions you have on how the Swell Fit Bag can help you explore low impact training.  



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