This silly boxing product is going viral for being the perfect time killer

Katie Dupere

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In this time of needed social distancing, filling time can be a struggle. When all the Netflix has been watched and all the Animal Crossing has been played, this product saves the day. Allow TikTok to introduce you to a boxing reflex ball.

In a TikTok posted by @drerenee11, the user’s boyfriend is seen wearing a headband featuring an elastic cord with a ball attached. The man is totally engrossed by the item, punching the ball while doing mundane tasks like brushing his teeth and walking his dog. 

“Y’all. My boyfriend ordered this on Amazon… and now he loves it more than me,” the user captioned the video. The video has been liked more than 57,000 times.

@drerenee11

Y’all. My boyfriend ordered this on amazon.. and now he loves it more than me. ##boyfriend##quarantine##newtoy##fitness##funny##stayhomestaystrong

♬ original sound - drerenee11

The product featured in the video is actually called a reflex ball and was created to practice hand-eye coordination in boxing. Although it looks pretty silly, the product is actually an effective training tool for practicing your reflexes for the ring. Or truly, it’s just a great way to kill time.

To use, you simply strap the headband piece around your head, which has the elastic cord with a ball attached. Once you start punching the ball, it gains momentum, snapping back for a rhythmic punch.

One product description on Amazon reads, “Reflex balls are the new yo-yo for people that enjoy fun activities while getting exercise on the side. The fun factor and mellow learning curve are surprisingly addictive. Time flies by and you don’t realize how much you’ve been training.” Sounds like the ideal activity for social distancing boredom. 

Flex your reflexes with this viral product — or simply get endlessly whacked in the head. Regardless, it’s a good time.

Shop: Boxing Reflex Ball, $14.99 (Orig. $17.99)

Shop: Boxing Reflex Ball 3 Ball Set, $18.99

Shop: Boxing Reflex 4 Ball Set, $19.99

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