A New (But Old) Style of Training

January 27, 2017 2 min read

Training with odd, unstable objects has been practiced for centuries by Strongmen around the globe.  However, it seems like a touch of this has been lost with mainstream, commercial gyms offering few training options aside from barbells, dumbbells, and cable machines.  What many exercisers have yet to discover is the elite training that can be done with a simple sandbag. 

Sandbag training is revolutionizing the fitness world with a Strongman-style approach that offers a variety of different movements with a single bag.  From tactical to MMA to mom and pop training in their garage gym, the sandbag is becoming more and more popular as many discover the benefits you can get in just a short amount of time.  With the sand being unstable, the core is more engaged throughout the whole training session, and muscles are being worked that you might never knew you had!

The affordability of sandbags, versus barbells and machines, adds to the accessibility of this tool and companies such as Brute Force Training have created top-quality implements with convenient features to maximize versatility.

Here is a quick list of movements that can be done using a Brute Force sandbag during a training session:

  • Squats
  • Carries
  • Clean and Press
  • Deadlifts
  • Sandbag burpees
  • Lateral Hops
  • Plank pull-through

And many more… 

Whether you are years into your fitness journey, or just getting started, sandbag training is a valuable tool to add to your arsenal of training techniques. The simplicity of Strongman movements that can be performed with a sandbag make them accessible to even the most newbie of trainees and can also add a new level of intensity to the seasoned athlete in adding strength to the posterior chain, creating explosive movement patterns, and developing core stability. Brute Force Training has created durable bags proven to last and withstand your toughest training sessions.

As a company that is all about being able to “Lift BIG in Small Spaces”, we are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Brute Force Training in 2017 to bring an additional style of training to your garage or home gym!