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    Good sized sandbag to start with

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    i was wondering if there are any guidelines as to which sized sandbag to start with? is it relevant to any of the size weights you can lift in other lifts? i am looking at one to have at home. they come in 5kgs, 10kgs, 15 etc.

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    As a general rule most people will lift around 20-40% less in a sandbag than for a comparable barbell exercise.

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    so it would then depend what exercises i wanted to do with the sandbag. overhead press sort of exercises, i do much lighter weights than things below the shoulder. i have 6kg dumbells at home that i overhead press but that is only coz they are the heaviest dumbbells i own. i will try some bigger ones next time i go to the gym. using the general rule. 20-40% approx less than 12kg is about 9-10kg sandbag. i can curtsey lunge 21kg dumbbells for 20 reps. so that would then be 42 kg which would be about 25 - 32kg sandbag lol i prob need an adjustable sandbag!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seaweed View Post
    so it would then depend what exercises i wanted to do with the sandbag. overhead press sort of exercises, i do much lighter weights than things below the shoulder. i have 6kg dumbells at home that i overhead press but that is only coz they are the heaviest dumbbells i own. i will try some bigger ones next time i go to the gym. using the general rule. 20-40% approx less than 12kg is about 9-10kg sandbag. i can curtsey lunge 21kg dumbbells for 20 reps. so that would then be 42 kg which would be about 25 - 32kg sandbag lol i prob need an adjustable sandbag!!
    I started out with a range of contractor sandbags (the plastic bags that the sand come in) that I just split down into smaller weights. I had a 10kg, 20kg, 30kg, 40kg and a homemade 'tornado ball' - all for around 6. I use an adjustable bag now but there are plenty of options without.

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    I made 4 25 pound sandbags and have a big army duffel bag that i can "load" with varying weights depending on the exercise.

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    it would make sense then to make one. obviously it doesnt matter too much where the handles are? or do you sew more on?

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