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Old 03-14-2009, 11:43 AM   #11
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This one is simple enough to be indestructible.

http://www.armysurplusworld.com/prod...roductID=17933

No zippers to burst or rip up your hands is good.
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:45 AM   #12
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Oh, and you can go large and stuff with rags, or go medium. Benefit of large is that it scales up to big ass duffel (BAD).
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:27 PM   #13
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Oh, and you can go large and stuff with rags, or go medium. Benefit of large is that it scales up to big ass duffel (BAD).
Thanks Arien, I am actually rescinding my earlier comment regarding only loading up to 50lbs. It appears Coach prescribes up to 50% bodyweight sandbag exercises which puts me around 100lbs.
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Old 03-14-2009, 03:35 PM   #14
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Hey Guys,
If you all don't mind, can you look over these two websites and tell me which duffell will make the best sandbag based on your personal experiences.

http://www.armysurplusworld.com/disp...partmentID=154
http://www.armynavydeals.com/asp/pro...mageField.y=17

Looking to keep it under $15 - 20. On the multiple size one's, not sure if small or medium is the way to go. I am thinking large is too big. I way 195lbs and I think most of the CA WOD Sandbag workouts are 25% of BW. So I would probably be loading up to 50lbs.
The laundry bags hold 50-100 pounds nicely. The top-loaded, non-zippered duffel bags work well for 100-200. I have both types with the aforementioned weight ranges, and enough fabric is available to grab if you desire. I suggest lining each with four 4-mil contractor-grade bags, then secure it with tape.
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:38 PM   #15
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So it appears I have a couple votes for the top load duffel bags. Would the medium size hold 100lbs comfortably. I was going to do the zip lock baggy's and duct tape method and make 10 x 10lb baggies of sand so my weight can be adjusted in 10lb increments up to 100lbs.
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Old 05-25-2009, 03:18 PM   #16
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I made a sandbag using an old duffel I found in a local surplus. It's pretty simple, anyone with a few hours to spare can make one. I made 5kg sandbags, using two thick (not sure, few mil I guess) bags zip-tied and then gaffer taped up, to allow me to adjust the weight up to about 55kg. I would say that for people of average strength, this is about the lowest you'd want to go, but if you have training partners or clients that aren't that strong, it's ideal as you can easily adjust the weight.
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