Don't be afraid...
I'm a big fan of the SlingShot (SS) for easily helping my raw lifters to experience overload as part of their training programs. We use the blue, red, and black SlingShots for different purposes. This black (double-ply) version is much stiffer and has more of a break-in period than the others, but once you get used to it, expect a solid 25% (or more) overload with it. The red SS is probably more versatile for most lifters, but for big benchers and/or folks who need a bit of ego-benching, the black SS is just the ticket, and is worth having in your bag. I can touch as little as ~250 to my chest with it, but it really comes to life at 3 plates and higher. They're an excellent value and extremely easy to use compared to other overload methods. I get mine from LiftingLarge because they have the best customer service and fastest shipping of the various resellers.
Reviewed by: JACOB CLOUD from Austin, TX.