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Old 07-03-2011, 04:34 PM   #1
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Sandbag training

I'm interested in adding one of Rogue's sandbags to the garage, but I'm not sure what an appropriate weight is.

Thanks to Jeremy's awesome review, I have a clear understanding of how the system works. You get the bag and as many filler bags as would add up to the working weight you want. I like this because my wife will just zip it open to get the weight she wants.

What are typically good working weights for you guys? I noticed that the liners start adding up.
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:59 PM   #2
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Re: Sandbag training

James, I have all 3 sizes and would say the medium works best for me and I am 5'11/205. 80lbs of sand is plenty. I have the big bag loaded up with 130lbs and it is WAY harder to clean that then a 185lb barbell. Hope this helps
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:34 PM   #3
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Re: Sandbag training

just make one. so much cheaper.
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:55 AM   #4
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Re: Sandbag training

I have this sandbag system from Muscle Driver (WFS).

Recently filled the three bags it came with (respectively) 45lbs, 15lbs, and 15lbs. Probably could have gone heavier and I might in the near future but honestly it's hard to get the max weight of 85lbs muscle driver claims actually in the bag; it gets difficult to physically fit two almost 45lb bags in there.

Anyways, depending on what you have I'd say go heavier than I did because then you can simulate buddy carries somewhat, do sprints with the heavy bag on your shoulders, etc. in addition to doing sandbag cleans, presses, turkish getups and etc.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:36 AM   #5
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Re: Sandbag training

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just make one. so much cheaper.
you can't do nearly as much without the handles on it. if you are looking to just carry something then yes make your own, but if you want to add different dynamics to your workouts that barbells can't do like rotational movements just go with the (WFS). I have all 3 of them and use them quite a bit.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:41 PM   #6
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Re: Sandbag training

Hi Dan

It's not too smart to advertise a phony CrossFit affiliate on the CrossFit message board. I don't know if "Urban Warfit" is YOUR phony affiliate or what, but I'm sending the link from your blog to the affiliate and legal teams, removing the links you've posted, and suspending your account until things are sorted out..
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:59 PM   #7
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I have this sandbag system from Muscle Driver (WFS).

Recently filled the three bags it came with (respectively) 45lbs, 15lbs, and 15lbs. Probably could have gone heavier and I might in the near future but honestly it's hard to get the max weight of 85lbs muscle driver claims actually in the bag; it gets difficult to physically fit two almost 45lb bags in there.

Anyways, depending on what you have I'd say go heavier than I did because then you can simulate buddy carries somewhat, do sprints with the heavy bag on your shoulders, etc. in addition to doing sandbag cleans, presses, turkish getups and etc.
Thanks, Adam. I have to admit, at nearly $100 less when it's all said and done, the Muscle Driver bag is pretty tempting... Do you think it'd be able to fit one large bag and two medium bags?
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:29 AM   #8
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Re: Sandbag training

I'm really confused. What was wrong with ultimate sandbag?
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:41 AM   #9
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I'm really confused. What was wrong with ultimate sandbag?
Nothing wrong with the ultimate sandbag
I have the ultimate sandbag shell; it's filled with 2 - 50 lb. bags of play sand from the PX wrapped in triple trash bags with duct tape. It works great! And was inexpensive
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I'm really confused. What was wrong with ultimate sandbag?
Just a miss understanding about my blog and the post I made about putting on a workshop with kettlebells, sandbags and suspension trainer, at what was an affiliate gym but apparently is not anymore. Just some misunderstanding that doesn't need to be discussed here other than it was an affiliate of another name created by a partnership, but one left the partnership forcing the other to change names, just hasn't affiliated himself yet. I sent Lynne a message to explain what was going on.
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