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Effective training due to instability
Sandbags are instable weights that are filled with a freely moving load. When it comes to strength training, many athletes simply stack on heavier and heavier loads. Studies have shown, however, that the instability of a training weight and one’s own position is more important in regards to muscle stimulation than the weight itself. An instable weight creates more neuromuscular impulses and promotes more muscular adaptation than increasing the weight. Turns out, less really is more at times.
For better performance
Training with sandbags has a very good transfer to other sports and daily physical situations. Often times, you have to create power in situations where you have no perfect footing, outside influences impact your body or the object that you have to move doesn’t have an evenly distributed weight. Every repetition with the sandbag activates your muscles slightly differently. The high coordinative demands in sandbag training challenge your core muscles and teach you to generate enough power and body tension in every situation. This makes sandbags the embodiment of functional training.
Huge exercise variety
Sandbag training offers a versatile training that ranges from classic movements like deadlifts to swing exercises. Add barbell and kettlebell exercises, together with instability of the training weight – and you have sandbag training.