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Athletic Training Tools 101: The Ultimate Sandbag

04/27/2019
By Soji James, CPT, CSCS

Ultimate Sandbag

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Pros

This bag is both durable and affordable. It won’t leak or leave a mess, and with its size, training can be done anywhere. The handles and unique design allow for you to explore close to 400 exercises! That’s a lot of working out to do. It can be a fun way to sculpt your abs, and improve your overall strength & power. I incorporated sandbags into my own workouts and experimented with some personal training clients. Needless to say, this implement turned up the heat. By manipulating variables such as body position, holding position, and the plane of motion, I was able to craft some high calorie burning, total body workouts that left my abs on fire (You will get sore). My clients loved it as well because it added a ton of variety to their workouts, and offered a high value for functional fitness (there’s so much you can do with it!). Most importantly, it was getting them the results they desired. Many people even reported improvements in their traditional lifting movements.

Cons

There is an initial learning curve when you are first picking the sandbag. It doesn’t move like many other traditional fitness tools, but once you break through this, a whole new world opens up for you.

Bottom Line

There are a lot of copy cats, but this company is the original and the real deal. With this brand you are getting a product that is durable, high quality, and from a company that is big on education and helping you solve your fitness problems. I would give it a 4.5/5 stars.

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Sandbag training is different, but it could be a game changer for you when it comes to your results. We are so used to working with tools like barbells and dumbbells where we are easily able to quantify the load lifted, but precisely because each sandbag is a unique beast, they open up so many unconventional, beneficial ways of working out your body. The changing, irregular shape of the sandbag will challenge your muscles in new ways, building strength, power, stability, and taking your overall conditioning to new levels. Sports and real life movements can be unpredictable, so when training it helps to utilize a tool that can replicate these imperfect conditions.

I was intrigued by the concept and potential changes from sandbag training, so I purchased the Ultimate Sandbag.

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