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Before any detractors try to knock sandbag training down, there are better options for the squat, namely the barbell.
Sandbag lifting is less technical than traditional lifting. This is a great plus point for inexperienced people who come into a gym. One of the major benefits of using a sandbag is posterior chain development – everyone knows that a strong posterior chain equals a strong person. It allows you to simultaneously integrate metabolic conditioning and strength training. The non-cooperative nature of sandbags makes it crucial to use every muscle possible to lift it.
A sandbag is portable and can be used anywhere, take an empty sandbag on holiday, fill it up each day on the beach, hit a full body workout, and then empty it. No other piece of training equipment allows you to do that.
So how do you incorporate a sandbag into your training? Pretty much anything you can do with a barbell, you can do with a sandbag. For one month, try substituting all your barbell work with a sandbag. After the month, go back to a barbell. Just see how much easier it will be compared to a sandbag.
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