Working double the muscles in half the time is far from a pipedream. Core bag exercises – those performed with a sandbag – save the amount of time it takes to get sculpted and achieve sharpened functional fitness. Stable weights, such as kettlebells or dumbbells, just can’t compete with this kind of effectiveness.
As the name glaringly suggests, these moves tax your core – which goes way beyond aesthetics. Of course, they do give you more definition in the midsection, but these core bag exercises also improve everything from your sex life to lifting heavy shopping bags, making you stronger, more mobile and preventing injury. Practice and perfect these 4 core bag exercises and feel your body get stronger by the second.
The bag’s unstable, sandy inners move around during core bag exercises, constantly shifting the center of gravity when you’re working out. Your lats and abs have to come to the rescue to keep the bag – and you – stable as you perform each exercise. Try them yourself:
If you’re not familiar with this move, you should become familiar. You’ll feel some serious muscle-activation from the core bag squat.
You can do this after the core bag squat if you want to be extra efficient. However, it might help to master these both separately, before you combine the two.
Lift like an Olympian – invite the core bag clean into your training regime. This time, with an additional press.