Make And Use A Bulgarian Training Bag

A Bulgarian training bag is a great exercise tool to increase muscular endurance and general fitness. Originally developed for Olympic Greco-Roman wrestlers, the bag has a wide range of exercises including anything you can do with a shoulder-loaded barbell. Commercial Bulgarian bags cost $250 and up, but you can make your own for around $20 with a large tire inner tube, zip ties, duct tape and wood pellets.

Traditional skills blog The Art of Manliness recommends Bulgarian bags for minimalist training as they are simple and effective, much like use of a kettlebell. To make a Bulgarian bag you'll need a large truck or tractor tire inner-tube you can find at an auto parts store. Cut the valve stem from the tire and seal one end off with zip ties and duct tape. Fill the other end with wood pellets and tie it off the same way. Now you have a Bulgarian training bag.

Now that you have your training bag, the video below has 40 different exercises featuring the bag:

If you need a low-cost way of keeping in shape, consider giving Bulgarian training bags a try.

Minimalist Training: How to Make and Use a Bulgarian Training Bag [The Art of Manliness]


    Low cost tip: Remove bricks from local houses and use them as weights.

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    Even lower cost tip, gain 20kg of weight and then whenever you walk or do leg exercises, you work harder and don't need to use any weights equipment.

    its tips like this that make me proud to be bulgarian

    Do you have to listen to awful music when you use the Bulgarian training bag?

      if you do that you may build muscle faster, but slowly your fashion sense will deteriorate

      i HIGHLY recommend youtubing for song called "ken lee" sung on bulgarian idol - this was also a proud day to be bulgarian

    I've been balkan at this routine too long

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