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Title: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on December 30, 2014, 09:09:43 AM
Probably been posted on the Y before but I'm to lazy to look :)
what do you guys use? I'm looking for something that's not so expensive and can hold 40-60lbs that I can put over my shoulders for training.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: chaos on December 30, 2014, 09:31:10 AM
Army/Navy surplus bags.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on December 30, 2014, 09:56:39 AM
Army/Navy surplus bags.


All I see is old fashioned burlap sack sand bags?


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: BroadStreetBruiser on December 30, 2014, 09:59:41 AM

All I see is old fashioned burlap sack sand bags?

That's the kind you want. I work w/ combat engineers and we have the newer ones that are plastic type. They split when you drop them.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on December 30, 2014, 10:13:51 AM
That's the kind you want. I work w/ combat engineers and we have the newer ones that are plastic type. They split when you drop them.


Hmm, I was looking for something with handles....want to use it on trails in the woods.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Grape Ape on December 30, 2014, 10:59:22 AM
Grab the goruck sandbag.

Multiple handles, unbreakable, and it has two removable velcro sand bladders that don't leak.

I have the 80lb vesion, but the 60 is on sale right now:

http://www.goruck.com/en/sandbag-60-lb#.VKL15l4AAA


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on December 30, 2014, 11:13:53 AM
Grab the goruck sandbag.

Multiple handles, unbreakable, and it has two removable velcro sand bladders that don't leak.

I have the 80lb vesion, but the 60 is on sale right now:

http://www.goruck.com/en/sandbag-60-lb#.VKL15l4AAA



Does it come with the puppy!!!!!


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: chaos on December 30, 2014, 11:52:47 AM


Does it come with the puppy!!!!!
You misspelled "vagina".


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on December 30, 2014, 12:26:21 PM
You misspelled "vagina".


Lol, don't worry. if I buy it I'll black out the go ruck insignia!


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Grape Ape on December 30, 2014, 01:29:02 PM

Lol, don't worry. if I buy it I'll black out the go ruck insignia!

That's un American.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 31, 2014, 06:15:28 AM
I have the 60lbs - its extremely tough and holds up to anything


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on December 31, 2014, 06:34:55 AM
That's un American.

I have the 60lbs - its extremely tough and holds up to anything


What did you guys use to fill it?


....duh, I know sand but where from?


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Grape Ape on December 31, 2014, 09:53:24 AM

What did you guys use to fill it?


....duh, I know sand but where from?

Just buy sandbox sand from Home Depot.

Seriously buy that thing though before it's not on sale.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on December 31, 2014, 10:36:32 AM
Just buy sandbox sand from Home Depot.

Seriously buy that thing though before it's not on sale.




I did,,,,,,but I don't feel good about myself :(


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on January 02, 2015, 07:50:54 AM
Just buy sandbox sand from Home Depot.

Seriously buy that thing though before it's not on sale.



What did you wear to run the Tough Mudder?


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: chaos on January 02, 2015, 09:25:59 AM


What did you wear to run the Tough Mudder?
Work boots, daisy dukes and a cut off tank top.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on January 02, 2015, 09:56:03 AM
Work boots, daisy dukes and a cut off tank top.


I'm not talking about what to wear to the gym I'm talking about obstacle course races.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Grape Ape on January 02, 2015, 12:04:44 PM


What did you wear to run the Tough Mudder?

What chaos said.....


But really - just under amour shorts - pro combat top - reebok trainers - just need stuff that dries easily


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on January 02, 2015, 12:40:43 PM
What chaos said.....


But really - just under amour shorts - pro combat top - reebok trainers - just need stuff that dries easily


Did you wear compression shorts?....reading they are a big help
I'm thinking 3/4 compression pants to protect my knees {I know, no way this doesn't sound homo :-\}


....I usually just run in a bathing suit and trainers.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: chaos on January 02, 2015, 12:50:04 PM
So turned on right now. .. :-[


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on January 02, 2015, 12:55:08 PM
So turned on right now. .. :-[

 ;D


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on January 02, 2015, 12:58:19 PM
So turned on right now. .. :-[



Warrior Dash, March 21, Chino, CA.....


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: chaos on January 02, 2015, 08:12:07 PM


Warrior Dash, March 21, Chino, CA.....
Lol!!


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: BroadStreetBruiser on January 02, 2015, 08:51:10 PM
The USMC is always pushing us to do these Spartan this, mudder that, warrior stuff. After doing the Crucible I would never ever ever want to do anything remotely like those things.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Soul Crusher on January 03, 2015, 05:24:56 AM
The USMC is always pushing us to do these Spartan this, mudder that, warrior stuff. After doing the Crucible I would never ever ever want to do anything remotely like those things.

That stuff is not hard.    Tm Spartan and wearrior dash are fun events Not that hard


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: BroadStreetBruiser on January 03, 2015, 06:52:47 AM
That stuff is not hard.    Tm Spartan and wearrior dash are fun events Not that hard

It's not about hardness per say. It's just the idea of it isn't fun to me. Shooting shit, hiking, sleeping outside. The USMC finds a way to make all these things tainted for life.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Grape Ape on January 03, 2015, 10:49:43 AM



I did,,,,,,but I don't feel good about myself :(

Goruck is a great company.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: chaos on January 03, 2015, 12:55:08 PM
Goruck is a great company.
Yboard approved?


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on January 09, 2015, 01:06:28 PM
Goruck is a great company.


They sure take their time shipping >:(


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Grape Ape on January 09, 2015, 01:44:22 PM

They sure take their time shipping >:(

Perhaps they got wind of you intention to deface their logo.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: chaos on January 09, 2015, 08:01:31 PM

They sure take their time shipping >:(
Not Yboard approved.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on January 10, 2015, 07:23:14 AM
Not Yboard approved.


 >:(


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on January 12, 2015, 12:26:43 PM
Still no sandbag! >:(


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: chaos on January 12, 2015, 12:54:23 PM
Still no sandbag! >:(
Army surplus you would have walked out the door with it. ::)


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on January 12, 2015, 01:05:16 PM
Army surplus you would have walked out the door with it. ::)


No army surplus near me plus I wanted handles.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Grape Ape on January 12, 2015, 02:02:56 PM

No army surplus near me plus I wanted handles.


You will not regret this.

Unless you tear your IT band carrying it, then you will.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: chaos on January 12, 2015, 02:46:58 PM

No army surplus near me plus I wanted handles.

Bag we got has tons of handles. It's not a name brand though. :(


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Grape Ape on January 12, 2015, 03:54:28 PM
Bag we got has tons of handles. It's not a name brand though. :(

The best thing about the Go ruck bag is the sand bladders.  I'm sure the army surplus ones are cool too.

Unless you tear your IT band carrying the army surplus one.  Then not cool.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Soul Crusher on January 12, 2015, 04:10:49 PM
Email them.   


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: chaos on January 12, 2015, 05:32:24 PM
The best thing about the Go ruck bag is the sand bladders.  I'm sure the army surplus ones are cool too.

Unless you tear your IT band carrying the army surplus one.  Then not cool.
Yeah, Army one had handles all over it but no "bladder ". Pretty damn durable though.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Grape Ape on January 13, 2015, 03:52:32 AM
Yeah, Army one had handles all over it but no "bladder ". Pretty damn durable though.

Yeah.  I've only used the goruck one, which works for me since it's mainly indoors.   The bladders can be swapped to make the bag go from 80lbs to 40lbs, and never spills anything, so there's no sand anywhere.

I got into making stuff for exercise for about a month - bulgarian sandbags can be made from inner tubes, military bags can be made into sandbags.....never pulled the trigger on it, but it looks good:

(https://iwasntmadeforthesetimesblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/stength-gear-006.jpg)


https://iwasntmadeforthesetimesblog.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/old-school-strength-the-sandbag/


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on January 13, 2015, 07:35:50 AM
So when it does eventually show up ::)...I see that 50lbs of sand is only $3.75 at Home Depot.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Grape Ape on January 13, 2015, 07:49:20 AM
So when it does eventually show up ::)...I see that 50lbs of sand is only $3.75 at Home Depot.

Make sure you get the exercise sand.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on January 13, 2015, 07:53:36 AM
Make sure you get the exercise sand.

The one I was looking at was playground sand, there is a difference?


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: chaos on January 13, 2015, 09:26:59 AM
The one I was looking at was playground sand, there is a difference?
Exercise sand is designed to be exercised with, not played with. ::)


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Grape Ape on January 13, 2015, 09:32:57 AM
Exercise sand is designed to be exercised with, not played with. ::)

Just ask the guy in home depot which one is the exercise sand.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on January 13, 2015, 09:36:47 AM
Just ask the guy in home depot which one is the exercise sand.


You're a real dick, I tried to google it >:( ;D


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Grape Ape on January 13, 2015, 09:39:11 AM

You're a real dick, I tried to google it >:( ;D

LOL!!!!


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Donny on January 13, 2015, 11:31:36 AM
Exercise sand is designed to be exercised with, not played with. ::)
serious question. How far can you run weighted. letīs say 15 kilos.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: chaos on January 13, 2015, 11:54:02 AM
serious question. How far can you run weighted. letīs say 15 kilos.
Never tried it.
Serious question,  how much can you overhead squat?


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Donny on January 13, 2015, 12:02:38 PM
Never tried it.
Serious question,  how much can you overhead squat?
Serious question what is your Body Fat right now?


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: chaos on January 13, 2015, 12:14:01 PM
Serious question what is your Body Fat right now?
Serious question,  how much do you back squat?


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Donny on January 13, 2015, 12:32:42 PM
Serious question,  how much do you back squat?
Serious question, how many chins can you do ?


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: chaos on January 13, 2015, 12:58:08 PM
Serious question, how much can you deadlift?


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Donny on January 13, 2015, 01:02:09 PM
Serious question, how much can you deadlift?
Serious question, what is your resting heart beat ?


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: chaos on January 13, 2015, 07:41:25 PM
Serious question, what is your resting heart beat ?
Serious question, what is yours?


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Donny on January 14, 2015, 04:08:30 AM
Serious question, what is yours?
normally about 52-55 because i do lots of Cardio and have done so for years. Below is a good guide for you to see where yours is at. Infact one time at the Hospital a Doctor asked me if i did sport because my heart rate was low on the monitor.
http://www.topendsports.com/testing/heart-rate-resting-chart.htm#


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on January 14, 2015, 04:50:35 AM
Finally got it last night.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: chaos on January 14, 2015, 06:35:00 AM
Finally got it last night.
Hope it came with the right kind of sand!

normally about 52-55 because i do lots of Cardio and have done so for years. Below is a good guide for you to see where yours is at. Infact one time at the Hospital a Doctor asked me if i did sport because my heart rate was low on the monitor.
http://www.topendsports.com/testing/heart-rate-resting-chart.htm#
Lol, mine is 55-58....sucks for you being a little bitch and having a similar resting heart rate as a 275#'er! :D


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Donny on January 14, 2015, 06:44:35 AM
Hope it came with the right kind of sand!
Lol, mine is 55-58....sucks for you being a little bitch and having a similar resting heart rate as a 275#'er! :D



Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: chaos on January 14, 2015, 09:27:58 AM
You could come check it yourself. :)


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Donny on January 14, 2015, 09:29:24 AM
You could come check it yourself. :)
no probs... pm me


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Soul Crusher on January 14, 2015, 09:31:01 AM
Now fill that MF'r up and get working.   


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on January 14, 2015, 09:34:14 AM
Now fill that MF'r up and get working.   


Tonight.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Soul Crusher on January 14, 2015, 09:52:59 AM

Tonight.

One exercise I like doing w that is grab the sides - put on floor - kick legs out - push up - stand up - clean - overhead press  - for sets of 5-10




Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on January 14, 2015, 10:10:13 AM
One exercise I like doing w that is grab the sides - put on floor - kick legs out - push up - stand up - clean - overhead press  - for sets of 5-10





Thanks, lol I'm just starting with some walking lunges today.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: chaos on January 14, 2015, 11:51:22 AM
no probs... pm me
Why? Shoot me a PM when you land in LA.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Donny on January 14, 2015, 11:53:55 AM
Why? Shoot me a PM when you land in LA.
  :D


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Grape Ape on January 14, 2015, 12:16:10 PM

Thanks, lol I'm just starting with some walking lunges today.

Don't tear your IT band


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on January 15, 2015, 05:32:49 AM
Don't tear your IT band


Didn't ;D


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Grape Ape on January 15, 2015, 06:51:07 AM

Didn't ;D

NICE!


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on January 15, 2015, 07:02:42 AM
NICE!


Legs are good and sore though.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on January 16, 2015, 07:46:16 AM
Used it for shoulders as much as possible last night.



....so as I'm using it someone came up to me and said "So you finally filled up one of the sandbags?'' I was like "Huh?". seems my gym has 3 sandbags for two years but no one decided to fill them so they've just been sitting there collecting dust ::)





Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: chaos on January 16, 2015, 07:49:42 AM
Used it for shoulders as much as possible last night.



....so as I'm using it someone came up to me and said "So you finally filled up one of the sandbags?'' I was like "Huh?". seems my gym has 3 sandbags for two years but no one decided to fill them so they've just been sitting there collecting dust ::)




Pwned


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on January 16, 2015, 08:20:12 AM
Pwned


My sandbag has multiple handles >:(


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Grape Ape on January 16, 2015, 08:28:05 AM
....so as I'm using it someone came up to me and said "So you finally filled up one of the sandbags?'' I was like "Huh?". seems my gym has 3 sandbags for two years but no one decided to fill them so they've just been sitting there collecting dust ::)

They probably couldn't find any exercise sand.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on January 16, 2015, 08:50:20 AM
They probably couldn't find any exercise sand.


 ;D


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on April 27, 2015, 10:34:20 AM
The run I'm doing I think we have to carry a log on our shoulders and walk through mud.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on April 27, 2015, 10:59:49 AM
What sort of boots are you using?


No boots, training sneeks by Reebock.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on April 27, 2015, 11:54:43 AM
My ankles are like soft spaghetti these days, I'd snap them off if I went over them in trainers now. Have you done a lot of them?


Only short 5k ones before...this one is  between 6-8 miles and 25 obstacles.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: CalvinH on April 27, 2015, 12:09:36 PM
Will be fun. I'm helping out for the day staffing one of these events next month. You should have a look at some lightweight sneeker type boots for longer events that will be through mud and uneven terrain...very easy to fuck your ankles when you're carrying weight. Magnums or Adidas GSG9's are some good, really lightweight boots that will give a bit of support.


Thanks will look into it.


Title: Re: Question on sand bags.
Post by: Grape Ape on April 27, 2015, 05:47:46 PM

Thanks will look into it.

You don't need boots for your event.  I did the 13 mile TMs in reebok zigtech and atv19s.  People do them in minimalist shoes.   Goruck is where you need to pay special attention to footwear.