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where to find a sandbag!

Can anyone,please,suggest where i can find a sandbag (like this:Name:  images.jpeg
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Re: where to find a sandbag!

not in the Zurich area, but they would send it to you... http://bit.ly/Hi3Q1g
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Re: where to find a sandbag!

http://www.budo.ch/ near the Langstrasse have some.
I also saw some in the Athleticum near Selnau/Stauffacher, downstairs.
(Oops sorry... mixed up, boxing bags and sand bags...)
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Re: where to find a sandbag!

Three different sizes on the first page (at least today). If it moves, search under "ultimate sandbag".

I have purchased kettle bells from them in the past. Service was good.

Link: http://www.kettlebellshop.ch/index.p...1949cc3ef56849
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Re: where to find a sandbag!

1. Go to CoopCity,Manor, etc., buy a black bag

2. Go to Hornbach or Jumbo, buy sand

Place 2. inside 1, viola
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1. Go to CoopCity,Manor, etc., buy a black bag

2. Go to Hornbach or Jumbo, buy sand

Place 2. inside 1, viola
3. Watch sand spill out all over the ground as the handles rip off the bag on the fist attempt to pick up bag.

4. Remember to bring broom and shovel to clean up mess.

5. Excuse profusely to local little old ladies walking in the park who stop and stare at the strange goings on and mess.

6. Slink off into the sunset
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Re: where to find a sandbag!

Thank you for your responses! Seems like the only way is to order it trough the internet
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Re: where to find a sandbag!

I have over a dozen sandbags for use in my CrossFit / Functional Training gym & regularly incorporate sandbag training into the workouts for my athletes. I use six different styles currently and I'm happy to share some feedback.

The highest quality bag I've found and use often is made by Rogue Fitness out of the U.S. It's not cheap, but it's very durable. In two years of abusive use, often outdoors, it's still in great shape. It's also versatile in that it comes as an outer shell with inner bag liners (that are about 8-9kg ea, depending on what you fill it with). It's possible to shove four of these into an outer bag if you want to go heavy, or go with just one for a lighter bag. Great bag, but expensive -- probably best for group use or someone who wants to abuse their sandbag (heavy weight, drop from the top of cleans, etc.).

The cheapest option, and one that I appreciate the most now is to use a cheap military-style duffel bag, fill it (to whatever weight you want) with wood stove pellets and seal it with zip ties. No liner bags are required. The result is a bag with less density than a sand-filled bag and thus with a better feel for movements such as deadlifts, cleans (from floor to shoulder), bag runs & Turkish get-ups. I ordered duffel bags from the States for 10 CHF each and picked up stove pellets at Hornbach (less than 10 CHF a bag). With a standard size duffel, I was able to make bags from 20KG up to 45KG. You could probably find canvas duffel bags in Switzerland as well -- although not likely as cheap. So ... cheap, great feel in training, but not possible/easy to adjust weights (so you'd likely want more than one bag).

I made one bag with an old surplus watersports dry bag, with sand filled into a liner bag and the liner bag dropped into the dry bag. Great bag, but it can get slippery and it's too dense (see note below on play sand). I also have a few surplus military bags, of various shapes and sizes, all filled with small rocks in liner bags. I really like these bags and have thus far found them durable. When I went through SEALFIT Kokoro (Hell Week simulation), we made sandbags on the fly with those simple white sandbags used for flood control. This is super cheap and you can toss a bag in a rucksack to use it for running, jumping, climbing, wall balls (like a medicine ball), etc. It is possible to bust them though, so it's typically a good option only in an old rucksack.

The last option I'll mention is a Bulgarian Bag. You can do a lot of similar sandbag movements, plus you get the benefits of grip training. Supels makes nice ones.

Note: Play sand is not a good filler option as it will most likely seep out and will be a mess if you ever bust open a bag. It's also VERY dense, which can make a heavy bag feel like a brick. I've filled some with small, smooth gravel and this is working much better than play sand.

Whatever option you land on, enjoy your sandbag training!
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I have over a dozen sandbags for use in my CrossFit / Functional Training gym & regularly incorporate sandbag training into the workouts for my athletes. I use six different styles currently and I'm happy to share some feedback.

The highest quality bag I've found and use often is made by Rogue Fitness out of the U.S. It's not cheap, but it's very durable. In two years of abusive use, often outdoors, it's still in great shape. It's also versatile in that it comes as an outer shell with inner bag liners (that are about 8-9kg ea, depending on what you fill it with). It's possible to shove four of these into an outer bag if you want to go heavy, or go with just one for a lighter bag. Great bag, but expensive -- probably best for group use or someone who wants to abuse their sandbag (heavy weight, drop from the top of cleans, etc.).

The cheapest option, and one that I appreciate the most now is to use a cheap military-style duffel bag, fill it (to whatever weight you want) with wood stove pellets and seal it with zip ties. No liner bags are required. The result is a bag with less density than a sand-filled bag and thus with a better feel for movements such as deadlifts, cleans (from floor to shoulder), bag runs & Turkish get-ups. I ordered duffel bags from the States for 10 CHF each and picked up stove pellets at Hornbach (less than 10 CHF a bag). With a standard size duffel, I was able to make bags from 20KG up to 45KG. You could probably find canvas duffel bags in Switzerland as well -- although not likely as cheap. So ... cheap, great feel in training, but not possible/easy to adjust weights (so you'd likely want more than one bag).

I made one bag with an old surplus watersports dry bag, with sand filled into a liner bag and the liner bag dropped into the dry bag. Great bag, but it can get slippery and it's too dense (see note below on play sand). I also have a few surplus military bags, of various shapes and sizes, all filled with small rocks in liner bags. I really like these bags and have thus far found them durable. When I went through SEALFIT Kokoro (Hell Week simulation), we made sandbags on the fly with those simple white sandbags used for flood control. This is super cheap and you can toss a bag in a rucksack to use it for running, jumping, climbing, wall balls (like a medicine ball), etc. It is possible to bust them though, so it's typically a good option only in an old rucksack.

The last option I'll mention is a Bulgarian Bag. You can do a lot of similar sandbag movements, plus you get the benefits of grip training. Supels makes nice ones.

Note: Play sand is not a good filler option as it will most likely seep out and will be a mess if you ever bust open a bag. It's also VERY dense, which can make a heavy bag feel like a brick. I've filled some with small, smooth gravel and this is working much better than play sand.

Whatever option you land on, enjoy your sandbag training!

Haha - thank you for the excellent tips!
I was looking to start "sandbagging" for my CST exercises... one thing caught my attention. You say that sand is very dense, which makes a bag feel like a brick. But what difference does the same weight in, say, gravel and wood chips make??

Thx

Paul
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You say that sand is very dense, which makes a bag feel like a brick. But what difference does the same weight in, say, gravel and wood chips make??
Wood heating pellets give the best feel in my opinion. As a filler, it's the largest volume option I've found (so you'll have a larger, more filled bag, than with the same weight in sand. When I made my sandbags, I read many blogs where people had used everything from wood chips to recycled tires to old clothes stuffed in bags. I've used sand, small rocks and wood heating pellets and still favor the pellets for most training needs, especially when the bag lands on the shoulders (e.g. cleans, simulated buddy carry/sand bag running & Turkish get ups).

Below is a sample of my sandbags. The leftmost upright black bag is 38kg, filled with pellets. There is some free space in the duffel, so when it's shouldered, the pellets spread out a little. On top of it is 12kg Bulgarian bag. Below it is a sand-filled 20kg bag from MDUSA and a Rogue Fitness bag (also 20kg) lying horizontally next to it. There are two liner bags (one black and one green), which are 8-10kg each and used to filled the MDUSA and Rogue bags up to 30kg each (or they can be used separately). There are two leather-strapped Army bags. The one on the floor is filled with rocks and is great for overhead presses (it's 14kg). The large one in the back is filled with other sandbags, often including the big green bag to it's right. The blue bag is 38kg and a brick of sand. Notice the appearance of the two upright bags on the right. They are densely packed with play sand. When you clean them (clean = lift from ground to shoulders), the sand separates into two halves (two blocks) and it just doesn't feel as good as the pellet-filled bags.

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