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Scott Greenberg, PT, DPT, MBA, CSCS



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The Landmine...The Untapped Goldmine of Fitness

The landmine is a popular piece of exercise equipment in both home gyms and physical therapy clinics because of its affordability and adaptability. The versatility of this equipment makes it a great addition to any fitness routine, as it can be used for a variety of exercises that improve both strength and mobility. In this article, we'll define the landmine, discuss its applications, and explain why it's a must-have for any fitness center or physical therapy center.

What is a Landmine?

The landmine is a piece of gym gear that consists of a sleeve that fits over a weight plate and a pivot point that can be fastened to a barbell. A user can lift the barbell in a number of different ways thanks to the design, including up and down, side to side, and even in a circle.

The landmine was initially developed to help athletes in combat sports train explosive movements, but it has since found widespread use in helping people of all ages and athletic backgrounds increase their strength and range of motion.


The landmine's adaptability is one of its main strengths. With this apparatus, you can perform a variety of exercises that work different muscle groups and incorporate different motion patterns. Several examples can be found below:

Presses: Engage in activities such as shoulder presses, chest presses, and overhead presses.

Twists: Work on oblique and core muscles with the help of the landmine. These exercises can help you improve your core strength and stability.

Squats and Deadlifts: Work the lower extremity and are an excellent alternative to traditional leg exercises. They ca also both be done in single or double leg stance positons.

These are just a few of the many possible applications for a landmine as a training tool. It can be used in a number of ways, making it an excellent resource for anyone looking to improve their strength and mobility.


There are several attachments for landmines to further increase the landmine's adaptability and permit specialized training. These add-ons, which can be attached to the landmine's pivot point, expand its usefulness and make it possible to perform a wide range of exercises.

The Viking Press for a landmine offers several benefits over other types of Viking press equipment. First, it can be more compact and space-efficient than a traditional Viking press machine, making it a good choice for home gyms or other small workout spaces

The T-Bar row attachment is widely used and considered a standard in landmine accessories. By using this attachment, you can perform rows with a neutral grip, which is less stressful on the wrists and elbows. Additional exercises, such as landmine presses and twists, are possible with the T-Bar row attachment.

The V-Handle is also a common landmine attachment. Workouts like landmine rows and landmine presses are possible with this attachment. People who experience pain in their wrists or elbows may benefit from using the V-Handle attachment.

The Squat or Press Combo attachment makes for a comfortable alternative to squatting with just the landmine and bar. It provides a way to distribute the weight better allowing for an enhanced ability to load the squat.

With the right landmine attachment, users can strengthen and tone specific muscle groups and increase the variety of their workouts. People with joint pain or mobility issues may find these attachments especially helpful because they provide a more comfortable and secure grip.

You can figure out which landmine attachment is best for you by thinking about your goals and the exercises you want to do. Depending on what you intend to accomplish and the constraints you place on yourself, you may find that certain add-ons are more beneficial than others. Talking to a trainer or physical therapist could help you choose the right landmine attachments.


The landmine's low price and small footprint are additional advantages. The landmine can be added to an existing weightlifting setup at low cost and with minimal hassle. As a result, it can be used by people of varying financial means.

What's more, the landmine is a great item to have if you're tight on room. In comparison to other cardio machines like treadmills and stationary bikes, the landmine doesn't need as much room to operate while providing a wider variety of exercise options. Because of this, it's a fantastic option for people whose home gyms are on the cramped side.


To sum up, the landmine is an essential piece of equipment for home gyms and physical therapy clinics alike due to its adaptability and low price tag. 

Wall Mounted Landmine Attachment and Barbell Storage

Barbell Bomb

Turn any surface into a Barbell Landmine exercise - Presses, Rows, Rotation, Split Squats, Lumberjacks and more

Viking Press Attachment for 2-Inch Olympic Barbell

Multi-Grip T and V Bar Row Barbell Handle, Solid Steel Landmine Attachment

Squat or Press Attachment