Overview Similar to the kettlebell swing, the Bulgarian bag swing can be used as a transitional exercise used within a complex or flow, or for strengthening the posterior chain. Teaching Points Stand with your feet shoulder width apart with the bag resting against your legs and the main handles pointing upwards. Hinge the hips whilst…Details
Overview The Bulgarian bag front rock-it is an exercise I took from heavy club training, it’s a great movement for learning how to use your bodyweight as a counterweight to the weight of the bag. Teaching Points Stand with your feet shoulder width apart with the bag resting against your legs and the main handles…Details
Overview The Bulgarian bag military press is a very effective upper body strengthening exercise that works the shoulders through the full range of motion, increases shoulder stability and builds core strength. Teaching Points Start with the bag in the front rack position with your feet shoulder width apart and well grounded. Keep your spine neutral…Details
Overview The Bulgarian bag can be used a number of ways for rowing movements depending on your training goals. If you would like to build pinch grip strength, side handle Bulgarian bag bent over rows are an excellent exercise. If your goal is to lift a heavier weight to target the upper back muscles as…Details
Although push ups are a not a movement unique to Bulgarian bags, I like the way the Bulgarian bag and Aqua bag can be used to add external resistance. Usually if you want to add resistance to push ups, you’ll need to either wear a weight vest or have someone place an external weight like…Details
Overview Bulgarian bag lunges are a unilateral exercise that improves balance and coordination. The bag can be held in various positions which will challenge the body in different ways. Many beginners find forward lunges more challenging to perform so we always start with reverse lunges. Teaching Points Start with the Bag in the Zercher position.…Details
Overview Bulgarian bag good mornings are another excellent hip hinge movement that work the posterior chain muscles and especially the hamstrings. A very similar movement to Romanian deadlifts but due to the extra leverage of the load being held further away from the fulcrum (hips), far less weight is required. Teaching Points Halo the bag…Details
Overview Bulgarian bag deadlifts are an important exercise for any training program and is the technique used to pick the bag up from the floor for many Bulgarian bag lifting exercises. Teaching Points Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart. Place the bag on the floor in front of you resting up against…Details
Overview The Bulgarian bag can be held a number of ways when performing Bulgarian bag squats, holding the bag with different holds will challenge the body in different ways. For example, holding the bag on one shoulder will unilaterally challenge the core whereas the Zercher hold will target the arms and shoulders more. Experiment holding…Details
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Aqua bag mills are an excellent exercise for building circular shoulder strength and rotational core strength. Start with the side swipe and then build up to the full movement, start with Bulgarian bag if you need to before progressing onto the Aqua bag.
The Aqua bag lamb swing is a traditional Bulgarian bag exercise. It takes the bag from the floor just outside of the legs across the front of the body then onto the back of the shoulders.