Does the Thunderbell Really Work?

Does the Thunderbell work?The Thunderbell looks like a cross between a kettlebell and a dumbbell, and says that it’s a revolutionary new way to get fit. We definitely agree that we haven’t seen anything quite like this so far, and some of the exercises look like they would be able to work out several muscle groups simultaneously. But with any new workout method, people are skeptical as to whether or not it provides the sort of results that the time-tested exercises out there give. Let’s delve deeper into what it contains.

If you’ve hit a plateau in your workout routine, you might need something to come along and shake it up that is totally different than anything else he tried before. If you’ve had success with weights such as kettlebells, or dumbbell routines, this will be right up your alley. If you’ve always been too shy to try weightlifting, for fear of hurting yourself, or doing the moves wrong, this would be a good wait to start with and learn how to use it right, right from the start.

The Claim
The Thunderbell claims that it can give you the body you want, and that you’ll be building endurance and increasing strength each time you use it. They say that they’re multi-grip design lets you change between different movements and exercises quickly and without missing a beat. This lets you keep your pace and tempo up so that you can get your heart rate up, allowing you to build muscle and burn calories at the same time.

Identity Crisis
This thing doesn’t know what it wants to be. It functions somewhat like a kettlebell, but resembles a Space Age dumbbell with so many grip points. The great part is that it doesn’t have to decide, and pulls the benefits from a lot of different equipment. You can use it like a barbell, and get muscles like your chest. You can use it like a dumbbell, and do curls for your biceps. You can use it like a kettlebell, and do things like snatches and swings, and you can use it like a medicine ball, tossing it around and catching it to stabilize your core muscles. And because it’s so many things in one, it saves tons of space rather than having it all be separate.

The Cost
Thunderbell is $65 all together, and is billed $40 once, and then $25 a month later. This is not a bad price when you consider the cost of kettlebells and dumbbells, as well as the fact that this includes DVD instruction on how to use this properly.

The Commitment
With a program like this you’re not only going to have to commit to sticking with it, but you’re going to have to learn a new set of exercises. Some of the movement that they make with this will seem awkward at first, but after practicing them many times you’ll start to look like the models in the commercial.

The Thunderbell is solidly constructed, and a very clever design. The limiting factor of both kettlebells and dumbbells is that they only have the one grip, so you are forced to do exercises and lifts a certain way. With all that comes with this package you’ll be all set as far as having a step-by-step plan of what to do, what to eat, and when. They include a training calendar so you can document your progress which helps you stay motivated and keeps you from wondering when your next workout is, or what you should be doing next.

Is Ten Pounds Heavy Enough?
Ten pounds isn’t a whole lot of weight, and for guys this isn’t going to build big muscles like the fitness models in the infomercial have. They no doubt spend several hours a day in the gym lifting heavier weights in order to get their physique. However, because it’s high reps and low weight you should get that lean, cut look if you follow a healthy eating plan while using this.

Final Thunderbell Review

We’re giving the Thunderbell a solid Try rating. They’ve really constructed a unique workout device here, and if you follow their DVD you’ll no doubt get some good results from it. When it comes to fitness, it’s all about having the right tools in place, and then having the fortitude to commit to using them on a regular basis. They lay it all out for you and show you the steps you need to take to get to where you want to go. But no one can truly get you there, you can only get yourself there.

Our Recommendation
The Thunderbell looks like a lot of fun, and is sure to get your muscles and your heart rate going. This is how it mimics a kettlebell workout, because it is weightlifting plus cardio at the same time, giving that cross training effect. Guys, if you’re thinking that the weight will be too light, you should give it a try first and see how the intensity makes the smaller weight seem heavy after a short period of time.

Ladies, if you think the weight is going to be too heavy, keep in mind that they show different intensity levels so that you can start off slow and gradually build you a up. And you shouldn’t worry about getting bulky like a guy would because this should build the lean, slender muscles you want for things like Michelle Obama arms instead of the dreaded bat wing effect.

Official Website: Thunderbell

What do you think? Does Thunderbell work or not?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Jason June 19, 2012 at 9:05 pm

I decided to give Thunderbell a try and can’t say enough good things about the program. The easy-to-follow fitness and nutritional guide all but lifts the thunderbell for you. Once you eliminate the excuses and jump on board, the commitment becomes routine and the results follow. 90 days later, I have lost over 36 pounds and can see my body re-shaping. Now I’m ready for round 2 and look forward to the continued results.


Ayanna D August 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Just ordered it from Woot! and really looking forward to giving it a whirl (no pun intended). I’ve burned myself out with P90X, Insanity, & Insanity: The Asylum, so I’m looking for something AS intense, but different. Hopefully, this fits my needs. Thanks for the review!


shizzee September 12, 2012 at 10:05 pm

It looks good~ it looks really good. I haven’t been this excited about a workout system in years and I could see myself sweating every day with this workout. It looks fun, intense, and you could just see that it works. I lived half of my twenties with guts hanging out of my pants, I think it’s time I made a real effort to change my lifestyle.


Andres Vargas July 29, 2013 at 1:57 pm

This is a great product. I’ve used one in my gym and the many different ways you can grip it make it so useful. Now, You look at it, and especially if you’re a guy, you’re gonna think, 10 lbs is not enough weight. But let me tell you, if you start doing a kettle bell routine, with high reps and full body, compound movements, you’re going to be exhausted a lot quicker than you think. The only thing with it, is that if you want to pack the muscle on and get bigger, you’re not going to achieve that with this, You’ll get strong and fit, but not big. So its really about what you want from your workout.


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