Sandbag Fitness Equipment Review – Tried & Tested

By | August 22, 2017

We can all agree that fitness products are always evolving. In this post, sandbag fitness equipment review we will show you why we love this product.

We do sandbag training at every gym session. All in All, sandbag training is great for warming up and for main workout sessions.

Sandbags will help with –

  • Weight loss
  • Strength building
  • Cardio fitness
  • Muscle endurance
  • Circuit training
  • Explosive Strength

In this post, we will show you our five favorite moves and review the FITSHIT Heavy Duty Workout Sandbags

Why We Choose To Use Sandbags….

We choose to use sandbag training for the convenience. No long drawn out cardio sessions with little results. Furthermore, they are effective for all types of training. particularly, Weight loss!

Likewise, the variety of exercises keeps you from feeling bored. Also, we love how sandbag training hits every muscle. In addition, your fitness (cardio) improves rapidly.

Due to the unstable nature your work more muscles than your conventional free weights. In fact, we like to do free weights after a sandbag training session to really fire up metabolism.

Honestly, we couldn’t work out without sandbags now. They really are an integral part of our weight loss/fitness journey.

Our Five Go To Power Moves With Videos

When working out with sandbags we have five killer moves. However, there are 100s of possibilities to try.

Below, you will find a brief description and 30-second video showing you our favorite sandbag training moves.

Our 5 go to power moves will increase –

  • Muscle tone
  • Cardio fitness
  • Fast weight loss
  • Muscle strength

Lateral drag

This is one killer move! Get down in a press up position with hands shoulder width apart. Sandbag should be placed next to you in line with your chest.

Now, reach under and explosively drag the sandbag to the other side of your body. Repeat with other arm.

Target Muscles –

  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Shoulders
  • Core

This move will some great upper-body definition and strength. Furthermore, you can expect a flatter defined stomach.

Squat alt press

Nothing shapes the butt like a squat! Also, this is a massive calorie burner. In fact, this works virtually every major muscle in the body

Hold the sand bag by the straps but resting between your arms and chest. Have your feet shoulder width apart. Now, lower yourself down like you’re going to sit in a chair. Make sure you’re bending at the knees and not allowing the back to bend.

Once thighs are parallel to the floor push back up and press the sandbag above the head. Repeat.

Target Muscles-

  • Abs
  • Butt
  • Legs
  • Shoulders

Clean and press

Another massive calorie burner and strength builder. This should be included in every workout. it is ours!

Proper form is a must for deadlifts. Firstly, walk to the bag and get your toes as close to it as possible. feet should be shoulder width apart. Now, bend your knees until your shins are over the power bag.

Lift your chest and straighten your back your knees should now be straightening as well. Now upright, spin the bag so it rests in-between your forearms and chest and press bag above the head.

Target muscles-

  • Legs
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Abs

Burpee power clean and press

Nobody loves burpees! (if you do, I suggest seeing a shrink) Reason Being, they are brutal. As a matter of fact, your whole body feels this exercise. In spite of this, we have added a clean and press as well.

Moreover, this is an aerobic exercise, meaning it’s great for building your cardio. Start by placing the bag by your feet. drop into a squat and put hands on the bag. Now, kick legs out and immediately back in and thrust upwards.

Finish by following the instruction above.

Target muscle-

  • Everything

These four moves are so powerful you will see changes pretty quickly. They are MASSIVE calorie burners and will develop strength quickly.


FITSHIT Heavy Duty Sandbag Review – A Better Alternative 

We had a bit of a debate about the name here at In fact, we had a little giggle, is the bag called FIT SHIT or FITS HIT?

Regardless of the name, this bag is awesome and virtually the best out there. Compared to the bag we use it has some massive pluses –

  • Less stable
  • More durable
  • Cheaper
  • Customisable
  • More handles for exercise variation

Why is less stable important

FITSHIT sandbags allow the sand to move freely (sand is in compartments in the bag). As a result, the sandbag becomes unstable. Consequently, more muscles are used to stabilize the effect of the bag.

Because more muscles are used you see greater results. In fact, muscles that wouldn’t normally receive a workout will become stronger and leaner, in effect burning more calories.

Why buy a whole set? with FITSHIT sand bags you don’t have too!

We love this! most powerbags/sandbags you have to buy a set. With FITSHIIT sandbag you receive three filler bags. Save space, save money and save time.

The filler bags allow 30-35lbs (about 75% of the filler bag) giving you a whopping 100lbs +. This should keep you going for a long time.

Slam Throw Drop With No Worries

SHITFIT is made out of top quality durable fabric. Moreover, it’s design allows for abuse and WON’T burst at the seams.

This is extremely important as most sandbag exercises will be drag-drop smash or slam. Furthermore, if you do break it in the first year you can get your money back.

I can honestly tell you the ones we use in the gym won’t last a year. As a matter of fact, there replaced every few months.

FITSHIT Heavy Duty Sandbag Review

Don’t Take Our Word For it

Meet Dwaine (one of our clients), in 2015 Dwaine was a whopping 280lbs. Of course, being this over weight carries many health risks physically and mentally.

However, over two years Dwaine started to do something about his unsightly fat. At first, walking really helped him lose weight  (some credit goes to Pokemon go).

Although walking is a great exercise and Dwaine lost 28 your body quickly adapts and the weight loss slows down dramatically. For most, this can be demotivating. although this may be true it wasn’t for Dwaine.

In fact, this spurred Dwaine on a successful weight loss journey. He joined the gym and started working out with us.

Dwaine was expecting to do lots of cardio on the running, rowing and cross trainer machines. In reality, it couldn’t be further from the truth.

Within the three months, we have not touched any cardio machines nor will we. Reason being, Dwaine has little time to spare and wants big results.

That’s exactly why we do sand bag training every session. The type we are power bags from Jordan fitness. However, we much prefer to use Ultimate Heavy Duty Workout Sandbags for reasons above.

Since joining the gym and training with sandbags Dwaine has now lost a further 21lbs and 10% body fat. See below for Dwaines testimony. (we weighed him after as he had no idea just said “a lot” when asked about how much he’s lost)

Last word On Sandbag Fitness Equipment Review

To summarise, sandbag training is unique. You will find it hard to find another piece of equipment this versatile. As can be seen in this post, we love them and swear by them and they certainly get results.

Although this post is primarily on using sandbags for working out the Ultimate Heavy Duty Workout Sandbag is easily one of the best we have found.

In fact, we would love if our gym supplied these types of bags. Additionally, you have to try the 4 power moves we know you will love them.(1)

We hoped you enjoyed Sandbag Fitness Equipment Review. please leave a comment at the bottom

2 thoughts on “Sandbag Fitness Equipment Review – Tried & Tested

  1. simon watson

    Wow, I really enjoyed reading your post on sandbag fitness equipment. It gave me a lot of information and some amazing exercises to try. I do not think it will be long before I lose my weight if I do any of you sandbag training, for sure.

    1. Steven Varley Post author

      Without a doubt. Sandbag training is awesome!! They are an exceptional piece of kit for losing weight. I wish you all the luck with your training.


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