Jim Schmitz on the Lifts

Tough-As-Nails™ Sandbags*

Lift, load, carry—indoors and out

No stones or barrels? Or you just want a high-value training tool that taxes your body from fingertips to toes and can be used in a New York apartment as well as a Scottish field?

No stones or barrels? Or you just want a high-value training tool that taxes your body from fingertips to toes and can be used in a New York apartment as well as a Scottish field? Meet IronMind Tough-As-Nails Sandbags: proven around the planet and a staple in the world's top strongman contests since 2005 and perfect for strength training and cardio fitness.

If the Inver Stone is not outside your front door . . .

 

Sets

Used at WSM in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and again in 2015, IronMind's Tough-As-Nails Sandbags have quickly established themselves at the world's top strongman contests around the globe.

 

•  1 Large Tough-As-Nails sandbag, 2 large liners and a copy of The Complete Sandbag Training Course by Brian Jones

•  1 Small Tough-As-Nails sandbag, 2 small liners and a copy of The Complete Sandbag Training Course by Brian Jones

 

The Complete Sandbag Training Course

Build stamina and strength in a whole bunch of moves. Go beyond the basic lifts and carries for head-to-toe training with this simple, effective tool. 48 pp.

Loaded with fresh ideas, sandbag training for strength and stamina.

Hafthor Julius Bjornsson in flight with an IronMind sandbag at World's Srongest Man 2014. Randall Strossen photo.

Hafthor Julius Bjornsson in flight with an IronMind sandbag at World's Srongest Man 2014. Randall Strossen photo.

 
"I love the bags. They are the only sandbags that have not ripped in a show, as well as [being] easy to fill and reset."—Dione Wessels, NAS President
Meet IronMind Tough-As-Nails Sandbags: proven around the planet and a staple in the world's top strongman contests since 2005 and perfect for strength training and cardio fitness.

 Used at WSM in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and again in 2015, IronMind's Tough-As-Nails Sandbags have quickly established themselves at the world's top strongman contests around the globe.  Rock on, indoors or outside, they're made for tough stuff, like lifting, carrying, throwing, loading--and unlike a stone, they allow urban dwellers to do cavemen-centric training anywhere. Plus, they train your grip each time you work out.

. . . grab a Tough-As-Nails Sandbag.

 

Cordura bag with taped and triple-stitched seams. Inner drawstring with a barrel lock closure, and exterior strap closure with a buckle. Made in the USA.Two sizes, with or without liners and a book on sandbag training.

•  Large bag is 24" x 36" and holds about 300 lb. of sand

•  Small bag is 18" x 30" and holds about 100 lb. of sand

Cordura bag with taped and triple-stitched seams. Inner drawstring with a barrel lock closure, and exterior strap closure with a buckle. Made in the USA.

Liners

Use the liners with Tough-As-Nails Sandbags as full size or partially filled to make a bunch of sandbag "weights": fill, fold, and secure with duct tape; coarser-grained sand works best.Tough mesh liner goes inside the Tough-As-Nails sandbag, comes with zip tie. Large (28" x 40") or small (20" x 36")

Dimitar Savatinov shoulders the Tough-As-Nails Sandbag at World's Strongest Man 2014. Randall Strossen photo.

Dimitar Savatinov shoulders the Tough-As-Nails Sandbag at World's Strongest Man 2014. Randall Strossen photo.

 

Want to see what happens when an IronMind Sandbag loaded to 304 lb. is dropped from arm's length overhead by the 6' 7" Dave Ostlund, veteran of six World's Strongest man contests? We don't call them Tough-As-Nails for nothing.

 

*Coarse sand is the standard filler, but choose something less dense if you want the same volume with less weight.

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