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Old 12-02-2008, 06:20 PM   #21
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Re: Sand Bags

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The "A" bag or "Sea" Bag, depending on your service, is perfect, I used one of mine for my sand bag. I used ziplock bags with about 1 1/3 cups per bag wrapped in duct tape, and then 3 of those into a larger bag makes ABOUT 5 pounds. That way you can scale your bag on days where you just cant lift that extra 5-10. The double bagging plus duct tape makes it great for lifting and slamming because for a leak a bag, duct tape, another ziplock bag and your sea bag would have to develop holes. Hope this helped.

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Old 12-03-2008, 12:10 PM   #22
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Re: Sand Bags

careful of ducttape - it will not hold a 50lb bag of sand together if you drop the bag - at least not without a lot more tape than you think. Smaller bags with duct tape re-enforcement should be fine.

Smaller bags are also nice becuase if you need sand under the tires of your truck (such as happened to me this morning) you can just rip open one bag and have the right amount of sand. Of course you have to buy more sand and make more bags this way, but overall I recommend it.
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:31 PM   #23
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Re: Sand Bags

Yeah thats the plan...im just waiting for the "A bag"
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:07 PM   #24
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Re: Sand Bags

James - the following link contains sandbag instructions....to make it crystal clear........

http://www.rosstraining.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=157 (W/F/S)

I've made two, one for the badly equipped gym at work and one for in my garage gym......made the individual sandbags in 5kg increments for easy adjustment of weight and to make it harder to lift i.e the weight shifts around more with lots of individual bags inside the A bag......

Enjoy the training and don't worry about bleeding hands...part and parcel with sandbag training
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:20 PM   #25
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awesome link thanks gavin
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:37 AM   #26
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Re: Sand Bags

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James - the following link contains sandbag instructions....to make it crystal clear........

http://www.rosstraining.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=157 (W/F/S)

I've made two, one for the badly equipped gym at work and one for in my garage gym......made the individual sandbags in 5kg increments for easy adjustment of weight and to make it harder to lift i.e the weight shifts around more with lots of individual bags inside the A bag......

Enjoy the training and don't worry about bleeding hands...part and parcel with sandbag training
Another vote for using this guide. I've had it over a year now and haven't broken a single bag yet.

I have been curious about using grocery bags. Say get a stack of them and use 5 or so bags per individual sandbag. Anyone have a thought?
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:16 AM   #27
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Re: Sand Bags

Totally going to use the Ross method...
I tried duct-taping a play-sand bag straight away. Not a good option. Just turned my 'sandbag' into a lumpy rock. Got to get the mini-bags (or just smaller ones).
Thanks for the links.
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Old 12-15-2008, 02:41 AM   #28
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Re: Sand Bags

How about these

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http://www.sandbagfitnesssystems.com...timate-sandbag

instead of homemade ?> Any advantage ?

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Old 12-15-2008, 03:31 AM   #29
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Re: Sand Bags

$100+ for a 70 pound san****** kit (bag with filler bags) is a little pricey (for me). And $180+ for the large bag (up to 160#) is quite pricey...over a $1/pound.
If money were no object, totally. I like the various straps and such, so you at least have the option to use them or not.
IMO, the spirit of the sandbag is the underground-ness of it all, and the fact it's supposed to be inexpensive...mind you, if it's great quality and you have it forever without any spills or trouble, it might be worth it. Personally, I'd go without. IronMind has a san****** kit as well for about half the price, which is still pricey for me, but no straps or bells and whistles.
If you do get one (or two), review it.
That coach Henkin has some nice drills though...I subscribe to his YouTube videos
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Re: Sand Bags

How about Ironming's sandbag

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Tough-As-Nails Sandbag Set
https://www6.mailordercentral.com/ir...sp?number=1390


Or buy the main shell
https://www6.mailordercentral.com/ir...?number=1390-A

and then buy 8 inner shells seperately
https://www6.mailordercentral.com/ir...?number=1390-B
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