Original Sling Shot®

Original Sling Shot® - What it is:

Original Sling Shot® - Details:

  • Level 3 tension: allows you to press 10-15% more weight than your max and provides moderate assistance in pressing movements
  • Provides assistance with bench press, dips, and pushups
  • Reinforces proper bench press form and alleviates shoulder pain by taking tension away from your shoulders and not letting your elbows flare
  • Helps train your CNS to maintain power under maximal loads without the wear and tear
  • Great for both volume and maximal loading on bench press
  • Best used with loads of 125 kg/275 lbs and up
  • Patent Numbers: 8,771,155 and 9,265,983

Original Sling Shot® - Size Chart:

Size Bodyweight (LBS)
M Under 140 lbs
L 140 - 180 lbs
XL 181 - 220 lbs
2XL 221 - 300 lbs
3XL Over 300 lbs

Please note that if you are really tall (over 6’4″) or have especially big forearms, you need to order one size larger!



Bench Heavy With No Pain

The Sling Shot® alleviates pressure off of your shoulders and reinforces proper form.


Reinforce Proper Bench Form

The Sling Shot® is designed to reinforce proper form and technique to help prevent injury.


Overload Train To Gain Strength

The Sling Shot® allows you to overload train by doing more reps, sets, and heavier weight to gain strength.



Take a look at the different versions of the Sling Shot to see which edition would best suit your needs.

*Please discontinue use of any Sling Shot® that has become torn or compromised as it can be unsafe!


Use our Original Sling Shot® size chart to find the right size for you.

*Please note that if you are really tall (over 6’4″) or have especially big forearms, you need to order one size larger!


Throughout Mark Bell's career, he has suffered multiple shoulder injuries due to heavy bench press training. Being one of the strongest bench pressers in the world, Mark could not just sit out and skip bench pressing due to shoulder pain. He wanted to continue to bench heavy without the pain while reinforcing proper form, so he created the Original Sling Shot®.

The Original Sling Shot® reinforces proper form to eliminate that nagging shoulder pain while benching and also allows you to overload train to get a stronger bench. The Original Sling Shot® is also great to use during dips or push-ups.


What's the difference between the Reactive Sling Shot® and Original Sling Shot®?

The main difference is the tension of the Original Sling Shot®, this product has much stiffer material than the Reactive Sling Shot®. This Sling Shot® is best for weight over 275 lbs. If you're still working your way to 275 lbs, we recommend going with the Reactive first then build yourself to the Original Sling Shot®.

Does the size chart fit both men and women?

Yes! We go off of body weight, doesn't matter who you are 🙂.

How do I know which Sling Shot® is best for me?

You can decide which Sling Shot® is best for you according to your raw one rep max. You can select the size based on your body weight in pounds and if you're really tall (over 6'4" we recommend you size up).

According to the size chart I am a 2XL but I used my friends at the gym and his XL fit me just fine, which one should I go with?

We recommend going with the recommended size chart. It is unsafe to have a Sling Shot® that is too small. If you're not sure if your Sling Shot® is too tight, put your Sling Shot® on then put your hands to the side. If the cuff's seam brings your arms in closer to your body, it is too small.

My Sling Shot® came with a logo different than the ones I see on YouTube, do I have a genuine Sling Shot®?

Yes! We have updated our Sling Shot® to have a white web in the center of the product. You have our latest edition of the Sling Shot®! If you want to double check feel free to email us a picture of your Sling Shot® with your proof of purchase to info@markbellslingshot.com.

I purchased my size according to your size chart but it's loose on my arms, should I return for a smaller size?

We do not recommend you sizing down because of how the cuffs fit. What's important is where the cuff and the center band seam aligns with the crease of your armpit. It's okay if the Sling Shot® feel loose on your elbow/bicep.