Training your core goes way beyond a solid six-pack. A well-functioning midsection stabilizes your body, allowing mobility in all directions and preventing injury. Activities we perform regularly call on your core – and not just in sport and fitness. Everything from shopping to sex is improved when you tone up those middle muscles. And sandbag exercises are your ticket to core-heaven.
A staple fitness tool for the military, the humble sandbag is a training gem when it comes to improving your strength and definition. Dumbbells are often used for isolation exercises, but it’s the irregular shape and unstable weight of sandbags (thanks to the constantly shifting sand in them) that will make your muscles work harder. They’ll even bring muscles you never use into play. They’re durable, portable and (with the right routine) will give you a full-body real-world workout.
Bringing sandbags into your routine will stave off the boredom that comes with the same workouts repeated week after week. Don’t plateau – crack up your core power with these 5 sandbag exercises.