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Sandbags...How Much Weight?

For those of you that use sandbags, how much weight do you use? I’m looking into getting one to do some clean and presses with and also some shouldering exercises.

Where’s a good place to buy one? I’m still poor, so I’ll have to shop locally. I know you can get sand pretty cheap at Home Depot…how much do the army bags cost?

Army bags are cheap - $20 an at Army surplus store last I checked.

Get some smaller nylon bags to fill with sand. Put in 5 to 10 pounds in each. Then duct tape the hell out of them to keep the sand trapped it. Use them as “weights.” That way you can vary the load.

[quote]Djwlfpack wrote:
For those of you that use sandbags, how much weight do you use? I’m looking into getting one to do some clean and presses with and also some shouldering exercises.

Where’s a good place to buy one? I’m still poor, so I’ll have to shop locally. I know you can get sand pretty cheap at Home Depot…how much do the army bags cost?[/quote]

Army surplus canvas ruck sack BIG canvas bag. Use trash bags make 10 or 20 lb bags then you can add then in and out to vary the weight of your bag for the goal need

Phill

The smart thing to do would be to make several bags varying in poundage for various exercises and to account for progression.

Bags at a military surplus store can range from 1-5 dollars, but it probably varies with areas and stores.

LOL. You gotta love a moderated site: Three people answer the same question without knowing two other people have answered it.

Of course, that three people answered this question in such a short time illustrates that people who complain about the “negativity” on this site are pretty much full of shit.

Ask a legit question = 3 responses in 5 minutes. Asking for the 100th time what creatine does leads to a different reaction.

Thanks guys (and gal) for the replies. This gives me a good idea on how to construct the bag…and by making the smaller bags of sand, I can adjust the weight to my liking.

Looks like next week will be spent searching for the closest Army surplus store and making a trip to HD for some sand, duct tape and baggies.

This article is a good summation of sandbagging.

straighttothebar.com/2007/04/
heavy_sandbag_training_part_i.html#more

You may have to scroll down 3/4 of the page as the link isn’t working properly. The article is titled “Heavy Sandbag Training Part 1.”

what i did was buy few bags of pea gravel, put it in a contractor bag and duct taped it to death. then I made a bunch of other smaller 1-2 or 5 lb bags so I can add on to the bigger bag. The big bag weighs around 42-44 pounds.