Sandbag training is a training modality that is great for functional strength and conditioning. It has many benefits you won’t find in a traditional gym. Working with sandbags will force you to focus on your form and is unforgiving if you don’t.
Sandbag training is UNSTABLE LOAD TRAINING, which is the ability to unconventionally move or lift an odd object or unstable, or uneven load efficiently and effectively.
One advantage of Sandbags is that you can make your own pretty easily with a bag, some sand and a roll of duct tape. I think you can figure the rest out on how to put it together… If not, leave me a comment below.
An alternative to making your own is buying one specifically constructed for use as a strength and conditioning tool. These types of sandbags are considerably more durable and can be purchased with beneficial features such as multi-grip handles.
My personal favorites are Brute Force Sandbags or GORUCK Sandbags.
Here are a few Sandbag WODs to get you started training with sandbags.