Brute Force Sandbag Exercise EquipmentBruteForce has two main competitors in the Sandbag equipment manufacturing business. Rogue Fitness (who seems to copy everyone) and Ultimate Sandbag. The Rogue bags are very similar to Brute Force, but they lack a couple of the key handles. You’ll use these handles. I can’t really suggest a reason to choose Rogue over Brute Force here. Rogue knows this and a quick search of Brute Force Sandbags on Google brings up Rogue’s Sandbags as the number one hit on Google Adwords. Ultimate Sandbags are even less useful. They have these rubberized handles which are designed to make grasping the bag easier. In the practice though, one could wear gloves if they have delicate hands. The plastic/rubbery handles are more likely to cause minor bruising when you perform exercises like shoulder carries and cleans.
Brute Force Sandbag Aggregate Rating 58/100
Summary of the Brute Force Sandbag Exercise Equipment
- Excellent for dynamic and plyometric movements.
- Fun for cleans (there are several kinds you can do.)
- Useful for plank drags.
- The Hyperwear Sandbell can be used for many of the same exercises.
- The versatile Dynamax Medicine Ball can also be used in place of a sandbag
- The Vipr (while even more expensive) closely replicates nearly all the sandbag exercise without hurting the hands.
Summary Review of the Brute Force Sandbag Exercise Equipment
The Brute Force Sandbag (and the Rogue and Ultimate Sandbags) are really accessories that are good in providing variety in a conditioning program. They are super fun to use but aren’t something we’d consider vital to a successful gym or exercise program. They are very useful in a bootcamp setting since they are nearly invincible to damage. They can simulate a lot of exercises more conventionally done with the Vipr, Dynamax, and Sandbell ⚠ We highly recommend using a weight belt with the Sandbag. The inherent design of the Sandbag positions the weight in front of you. Having the weight in front of you can make your lower back sore. Thus a weight belt can go a long way towards preventing this soreness.
Sample Workout with Brute Force Sandbag Exercise Equipment
Functional Power Sandbag Workout
Great weight loss workout focusing on using the Brute Force Sandbag as the main piece of exercise equipment
|20||Sandbag Plyosquats||50||Maintain pelvis control|
|12||Sandbag Clean and Press||50||None|
|20||Sandbag Shouldering||30||Works better with a heavy medball, but a sandbag works sufficiently|
|30||Sandbag Shoveling||50||Maintain the bag away from your body. Works core.|
|20||Abmat Situps||30||Can be done with or without a Sandbag|