What are the benefits of training with the bulgarian bag?The Bulgarian Bag strengthens and increases the muscular endurance of your grip, wrists, arms, shoulders, back, legs, rotational muscles, core musculature, co-ordination, balance, and overall shoulder and joint mobility.
Sandbags, rice bales, sacks loaded with hemp, heavy stones and war clubs were all used for the development of strength athletes long before the invention of the iron barbell.
Bulgarian Bags are small to extra-large sized, manufactured with pride in Bulgaria, and built with the toughness and durability to handle everything you can throw at them. Most, if not all of the exercises that can be performed with kettlebells, dumbbells or barbells can be performed with the Bulgarian Bag. The Bulgarian Bag, also offers movements that cannot be duplicated with any other tool that allow an athlete to move in all three planes of motion during a single movement! The Bulgarian Bag is not a sandbag. Although the Bulgarian Bag happens to be filled with sand, that alone does not make is a “sandbag.” The contents of the bag are incidental to the function of the bag. Remember, it is the unique design of the Bulgarian Bag that makes it incredibly functional and versatile.
Bulgarian Bags are available in five different weights. The recommended weight really depends on your current strength and overall athletic ability, physical conditioning, and experience.
Bulgarian Bag history
The first Bulgarian Bag® Ivan Ivanov created was in the summer of 2005, in his home country of Bulgaria. The Bulgarian Bag® was created, based on his successful career for many years as a world class athlete and seeing a lack of practical equipment. Ivan saw the great need for a deeper commitment to more powerful and functional training equipment and protocols that incorporated the total body movements and power/agilities.
Using the Bulgarian Bag for functional Fitness
So what is functional training? A functional exercise will incorporate some or all of the following:
Maintenance of your center of gravity over your own base of support (balance/stability)
Relevant CNS integration (increasing ability)
Isolation to integration (movement)
Generalized motor program compatibility (superior carryover to other activities)
The Bulgarian Bag truly emulates functional training, and there is no doubt that just about any movement can be executed with this tool whether the goal is to achieve:
Establish synergy throughout the body
Gain a competitive edge
The Bulgarian Bag provokes every system in the body and brain, establishing the importance of understanding the human structure. The unique design of the Bulgarian Bag makes it incredibly functional and versatile, it can be used in:
One on one training
Small and Large Groups
Power or play
The Bulgarian Bag does in fact offer movements that cannot be duplicated with any other tool that allow the user to move in all three planes of motion during any single movement! The Bulgarian Bag can be effectively and efficiently integrated into new or existing training models suitable for all levels of training.
Founder/Creator and Coach of Bulgarian Bags Ivan Ivanov
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