Okay, so this probably isn't for everyone; and at some point I encourage you to invest in some strength equipment for your home, garage, or backyard. But for now, this can be a cheap and easy start at improving your strength with a minimum financial investment.
I have a video posted below that will show you how I made these. Basically I bought play sand and wrapped the bags in duct tape. That is it. You can weigh them out if you are wanting specific weights. For a couple of mine I just tapped up the entire bag tightly with tape. The bags of sand were outside and got a little wet (added a few lbs) before I wrapped a lot of tape around them. One weighs 45lbs the other is 50lbs. This worked well for me. I made the smaller ones for clients and all I did was fill up an empty frozen fruit bag with sand and then wrap them in duct tape. One is 15lbs the other is 20lbs.
The route I went was super cheap. You can purchase construction style sandbags from a home store or amazon (the kind you fill up and then seal with a zip tie). You could even purchase a nice heavy duty canvas training sandbag with handles. I have seen some very cool ones. For me, I don't want to invest in a nice sandbag - cheap works fine for me.
The thing I thought that was cool about this idea (and the reason I wanted to share it) is that it helped a few of my home gym online training clients that were not ready to invest in weights or kettlebells. They simply made a couple sandbags and practiced a few basic movements (combined with some body-weight exercises).
We focused on basic human movements: squat, hip hinge, vertical press, bent over rows and weighted carries. Check out the video below for some further information and basic demonstration.
If this helps you or someone you know get started using some resistance strength work - I think it's awesome.
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