Hi everyone, I am a big advocate of warming up. This is a great way to include variety into your session. So today I included a Bulgarian bag in today's warm-up.
Originally designed as a training tool for wrestlers (designed to mimic a sheep slung over the shoulders), the advantage of a Bulgarian bag includes:
- can be swung in multiple planes
- you can unite different movement patterns in the same exercise
- easy way to add load to traditional bodyweight exercises.
- perfect for power/strength endurance training
- ideal for full body training.
I made my own (a while ago) using an old truck tyre inner tube (free) and recycled rubber "crumbs' that I purchased. There are a few different video tutorials on how to make your own.
I focus on the "flow" of movements and combine rotational, pressing with squatting and lunging movements.
I also added in my blood flow restriction cuffs for an added stimulus and also as I find it a great way to keep my body warmed up efficiently. As this session preceded an upper body session, I tried it with the upper body BFR cuffs on also, which I quite liked.
I hope this gives you a few ideas for your own warm-up.
Do you train with Bulgarian Bags? What's your favourite exercise?