Extreme Training for the Next Fitness Generation
Personal Trainers and athletes alike are always searching for new fitness tools to incorporate into our training regimen – either to elevate our fitness training or our clients’ conditioning to the next level. Ideally, we search for fitness tools that are versatile;meaning that we can utilize these tools in multiple ways for both upper body and lower body training as well as for different results. The Bulgarian Bag is a perfect tool for developing muscular endurance as well as for increased power and strength.
The Bulgarian Training Bag is made with toughened leather and stuffed with wool and sand. It comes in 5 sizes, ranging from 11 to 50 pounds. The bag’s shape allows for both upper and lower body training while emphasizing grip strength. The three different types of handles allow athletes to execute a variety of exercises by using different grips.
According to Bulgarian bag personal fitness expert Steve Nave, “The Bulgarian bag is a fitness tool of the next generation.”Being a movement based piece of equipment, Nave states, “it incorporates all primal movement patterns that mimic natural movements. What makes the bag unique is that it’s one of only a few exercise tools that cover all planes of movement under load. It’s a functional training tool that creates power and neurological integration.”
While the Bulgarian Bag is a new tool, it has already been validated by Olympic caliber athletes. However, it needs to become part of your training program not a replacement. Many products are marketed as the only fitness tool you need to get results. Yet incorporating Bulgarian Bag training into your existing resistance training program can help you overcome plateaus and elevate your fitness to the next level.
Training With Bulgarian Bag
The first Bulgarian Bag Ivan Ivanov created was in the summer of 2005, in his home country of Bulgaria. The Bulgarian Bag was created, based on his successful career for many years as a world class athlete and seeing a lack of practical equipment. Ivan saw the great need for a deeper commitment to more powerful and functional training equipment and protocols that incorporated the total body movements and abilities required to be successful in wrestling.
Holding live stock animals on the shoulders is a traditional position in the Bulgarian Folk-Style wrestling festivals. The winners very often are awarded with lambs, sheep, rams or even baby calf’s.
The metal weight equipment which was difficult and dangerous to use inside the wrestling room, challenged and pointed Ivan Ivanov to create the shape, and elements to create the proper material to build the Bulgarian Bag
Once Ivan designed and produced the first prototype, he methodically developed the proprietary of Suples Ltd, “wrestling specific”strength and conditioning exercises which have become the standard of the wrestling industry.
Exposed the Bulgarian Bags on the web www.suples.com Brings the attention to many athletes, wrestling and MMA coaches. From the word of mouth the Bulgarian Bag has become an interesting functional tool not only for combat athletes but to fitness enthusiast who are looking for new functional training tools to build strength and energy for each day.
FOUNDER – COACH IVAN IVANOV
“As a coach it was critical to train my wrestler’s very sports specifically, and to repetitiously amplify the powerful effects of the exercise movements that are very similar to our sport. I wanted our proprietary equipment to dynamically train both upper and lower body muscles, while simultaneously building muscle memory for instinctual reaction and performance.
Likewise, I needed my coaching system to be both efficient and effective, while building good team spirit. My purpose was to empower one coach to be able to more effectively train an entire team with up to 30 wrestlers or more, be more productive, while executing to perfection the same exercises. All this occurring simultaneously enables the coach to make individual corrections to specific wrestlers’ technique, as necessary to achieve the desired results.
Finally, it was extremely important to keep things uniquely simple, safe, durable, and with maximum portability;to be able to bring the equipment immediately into the wrestling room without any need for setup, or the possibility of down time due to missing parts that can cause many systems to become non-functional.”