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    Making a sand bag for tossing around. Tips?

    I'm getting bored with all my pull-up variations and looking into putting together some sort of heavy, shapeless object to throw around. Does anyone have any tips for what kind of bag to get, what to fill it with and where to get it?

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    Buy a used heavy bag at play it again sports and remove the suspension chains, that would be cheap.

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    Ha! I've been thinking in building one myself, too. Perhaps it may cost the same to buy an old, used heavy bag as in making one, but I'm a do-it-yourselfer, so **** it.

    If it were only for lifting, I would just put sand on an army duffle or canvas bag as discussed in this article at grapplearts.com

    But to toss around, maybe you want to check these links I've found a while ago:

    http://www.mobiusmartialarts.org/how...a-sandbag.html


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    An old Army duffel bag (or seabag, depending on which way you learn it) is probably one of the best. Cheap and durable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VikingPower
    An old Army duffel bag (or seabag, depending on which way you learn it) is probably one of the best. Cheap and durable.
    The nylon ones, or the the old-school canvas ones from a surplus store? It seems like everyone pushes canvas for these bags. What's your opinion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar Goldman
    The nylon ones, or the the old-school canvas ones from a surplus store? It seems like everyone pushes canvas for these bags. What's your opinion?
    You know me. I'm all about old-school.

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    I don't think it makes a difference either way.

    What I did was to take fifty pound bags of playground sand, the plastic bagged ones, and wrap them in several layers of duct tape. Gives you fifty-pound increments to work with but no spill, if you want to go that route. I stuck two of them in an old rucksack and strapped it up tight. Power cleans with that are very...interesting...

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    Duct tape will probably be needed, good idea.
    Carpenter's clean-up bag.. also good idea.
    Damn. Finding heavy plastic bags in Sweden on Google is hard. All I get is newspaper articles about murders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VikingPower
    You know me. I'm all about old-school.
    I had 120# of sand I needed out of my truck, so I double bagged it in contractor clean up bags and threw it in one of my nylong seabags. Strap ripped out when I tried to hoist it. Old school FTW.
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    Damn. Finding heavy plastic bags in Sweden on Google is hard. All I get is newspaper articles about murders.
    ...do i want to know?

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