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Build Brute Strength With Sandbags

One of the oldest, cheapest, and simplest tools out there has been reborn as the ultimate one-piece weight room.

Men's Fitness | October 2015

Sandbag training has been used by the military for decades to ready soldiers for dragging or carrying awkward loads, whether it’s an injured comrade or, well, a bunch of sandbags. Now more and more “fitness” sandbags are on the market—and functional-fitness trainers swear by them. “There’s barbell strength, and then there’s brute strength,” says Rob Shaul of Strong Swift Durable, a Jackson Hole, WY, training center that caters to the military, mountain guides, and first responders. “Brute strength is for the real world.”… (read more)