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Swing, Spin, Grip, Hold, Throw, Carry, Press & Pull The Bulgarian Bag In An Almost Endless Number Of Ways!
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WHAT IS A BULGARIAN BAG?
The Bulgarian Bag is a crescent shape bag made from PVC, leather or canvas and filled with sand.
The bag has a variety of handles and straps that allow the user easily spin, swing, lift and rotate through multiple planes of motion.
It can also be dragged, carried, gripped and grappled in an almost unlimited number of ways which makes the Bulgarian bag a highly versatile and functional training tool.
The shape of the bag contours the body perfectly making regular strength exercises like lungs, squats and good mornings comfortable to perform.
HISTORY OF BULGARIAN BAGS
Developed by former high level Bulgarian wrestler and USA Olympic Wrestling Team coach Ivan Ivanov in around 2005, the Bulgarian bag is very unique training tool.
Ivanov wanted something that would allow his athletes to build explosive power, build strength and condition his athletes.
The design of the Bulgarian bag is ideal for working movement patterns required in wrestling where the athlete is required to rotate, throw, push and pull in all planes of motion.
Although the Bulgarian bag was initially created to condition his World class wrestlers, it was soon adopted by personal trainers, sports coaches and fitness enthusiasts Worldwide for its superior strength and conditioning abilities.
The crescent shape of the bag was inspired by witnessing remarkable feats of strength from farmers in his home country of Bulgaria. Shepherds would carry lamb, goats and other small animals on the shoulders when wandering lands with their herds.
THE ANATOMY OF A BULGARIAN BAG
The front and side handles are excellent for building pinch grip strength and are primarily used for pressing and pulling movements, although they can also be used for swinging and spinning exercises.
The main handles taper out from the body of the bag are great for building crush grip strength and are mostly used for swinging and spinning movements, although they can also be used for pressing and pulling exercises.
The straps that attach to the main handles are mostly used assist the grip when performing swing and spinning movement whilst holding the main handles.
The thumb crease is where the body of the bag attaches to the main handles and is the perfect position to place your thumbs when gripping the main handles.
The crescent shape of the bag, its handles and straps makes the Bulgarian bag is ideal for swinging, spinning and rotating movements through multiple planes.
Lastly, the crescent shape contours the body making traditional linear exercises like lunges, squats and good mornings comfortable to perform.
BENEFITS OF BULGARIAN BAG TRAINING
The Bulgarian bags unique design enables is to be swung in all directions under resistance. The ability to easily train in multiple planes of motion makes the Bulgarian bag a very functional training tool and something that separates itself from other training implements. Functional movements are defined primal movement patterns that are present in our everyday lives, these include; lunging, squatting, pulling, pushing, rotating and throwing.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
The Bulgarian bag can be swung and spun around the body and will move quicker than any other training implement. These large full body explosive movements build a strong body from the ground up, produce a powerful metabolic effect, improves cardio and enhances athletic performance. Furthermore, the bag can also be used to for traditional pressing and pulling exercises and for adding additional resistance to body weight exercises such as squats, lunges and push ups.
The Bulgarian is highly versatile and can be gripped, held, thrown, swung, carried, pressed and pulled in an almost unlimited number of ways. The crescent shape of the bag contours the body perfectly for traditional exercises like squats and lunges and the various handles can be used for a plethora of pressing and pulling movements.