GearUp introduces its own line of Bulgarian Bags, which promise to redefine the way plyometric workouts are being performed.
The Bulgarian Bags are crescent-shaped and first appeared in 2005. It was at that time that Ivan Ivanov, a Bulgarian Olympic-level wrestling coach was looking for a tool to develop his athletes’ explosiveness and power through movements that resemble those in wrestling like throwing, squatting, pulling and lunging. It was at that time that he came up with the Bulgarian Bag, a piece of equipment that then evolved and was eventually adopted by athletes and coaches of all levels and sports.
Everyone now agrees that the Bulgarian Bags have a unique ability to develop muscular endurance and make weight training multiplanar. Whilst most traditional weightlifting exercises happen either at the frontal or sagittal planes, training with these bags makes integrating the transverse plane possible in a functional real-life movement. Because of their shape, they can also be used to add extra weight to exercises such as pushups, pullups, jumps and crunches.
The Bulgarian Bags by GearUp have highly durable canvas on the exterior and are filled with sand. They are also equipped with two types of handles. The main ones are those towards the end of the bag and are used for swinging and spinning motions. The other handles protrude from the bottom of the bag and are used primarily for grip strength and other upper-body exercises.