Sandbag training is currently taking the world by storm as it allows you to train your body in a way that no other piece of equipment can. Today we are looking at the Heavy Duty Workout sandbags by Garage Fit. Our training sandbag guide goes into the world of sandbag exercise in detail.
As their name suggests, the Heavy Duty Workout Sandbags are manufactured from one of the strongest fabrics around (extra tough nylon Cordura). This material is used in bulletproof jackets making it pretty tough when it comes to sandbag weights. It is also stitched together with very high-quality threading.
These components combine to create a super durable bag that can withstand being thrown around without damaging the bag. The military spec material similar to the Brute Force sandbag, is also waterproof. So if by any chance it starts to rain while you are working out outside, the nylon material will prevent the bag from absorbing water and making your load heavy and soggy.
There are 4 types of bags available. Ranging from 5lbs to 200lbs in weight. The available sizes are:
- 5 – 25lbs
- 50 – 125lbs
- 125 – 200lbs
There is also a range of colors available:
- Military Green
- Gray Camo
The sandbags have some unique features:
- Eight handles
- Ultra-tough nylon Cordura Material
- Machine washable
- Comes with filler bags
- Double-sealed inner liners
The bag features reinforced nylon stitching all around and on close inspection, it is neat and looks like it will stand up to some abuse. The double-velcro internal filler bags are well-sealed with no sign of leakages.
Garage Fit Sandbag Handles
The sandbag has 8 handles in total making it especially useful for maintaining a good and sturdy balance during different exercises. They are well-positioned and meaning that power clean, rotational deadlifts, sandbag windmills, squats, and bear hug carries aren’t a problem.
The handles are solidly stitched to the bag to bear as much weight as you can lift. They are also foam padded so to prevent them from making the hands sore if carried for long periods. The handles are good but are not as easy to grip as they are on the SKLZ sandbag.
The lightest of the Garage Fit Workout Sandbags weigh 5lbs while the larger ones can rack up weights of up to 200lbs. The internal bags are double-sealed with a strong velcro mechanism to prevent and sand leakage within the bag. The ability to quickly remove these makes it a good choice for CrossFit where the weight needs to be adjusted regularly.
Using these inner bags helps in creating unstable movements that make your workout more challenging. But don’t limit yourself to sand, there are alternative sandbags fillers available too such as rubber mulch or pea gravel.
The number of included filler bags varies by the sandbag weight capacity:
|Sandbag Size||Number Of Liners||Liner Capacity||Liner Dimensions|
|5 – 25lbs||1 liner||30lbs||26.3″ 9.8″|
|25-75lbs||2 liners||1 @ 30lbs
1 @ 50lbs
|50 – 125lbs||3 liners||1 @ 30lbs
2 @ 50lbs
|125 – 200lbs||4 liners||4 @ 50lbs||30.7″ x 13.7″|
The Heavy Duty Workout Sandbags’ ability to adjust weights makes them a strong choice for both beginners and experienced trainers. To adjust the weight, simply remove or add filler bags.
Washing Your Sandbag
Sandbags take a beating and usually get dirty pretty quickly. A great advantage of the Heavy Duty bag is that they don’t require hand washing.
So the sandbag can be stashed inside the washer machine and come out clean and undamaged because of its tough material.
- Hassle-free cleaning
- Tough Cordura waterproof construction
- Multiple grip points meaning a wide range of exercises are available
- The very strong zipper keeps sand contained
- Adjustable weights to cater to the needs of trainers at different levels
- No center handle
The Heavy Duty Workout sandbag is extremely practical in helping users in becoming stronger and developing endurance. The bags’ weight can be utilized to impact both the lower and upper parts of the body. The quality of the materials and stitching is outstanding which makes sure it will be reliable for a long time. Give them a try, and see for yourself.