Getting Started with the Ultimate Sandbag
How to Fill the Ultimate Sandbag
Make sure to use dry sand (all purpose or play sand is best) or other filling implements such as rice. These can be found at most hardware stores. Do not use abrasive materials (rocks, stones, weights, wood, etc)
The small filler bags should be filled to no more than 2/3 full, which is about 7kg or 15lb. Large filler bags should be filled to no more than ½ way, which is about 18kg or 40lb. Do not over fill your filler bags.
After you have filled your filler bag to the desired weight, seal the first layer of Velcro then press all the air out of the bag and continue to seal and then close the filler bag.
You can use one or both filler bags. If using both, we recommend filling one slightly less than the other.
Shake the filler bag so the weight is relatively even throughout the filler bag.
Place filler bag(s) into the shell Velcro side down. If using both filler bags, place them with opposing sides stacked upon one another.
We recommend using the minimum load weights (4.5kg or 10lb small filler bags and 11kg or 25lb large filler bag) when beginning your sandbag training.
Refer to your instructional DVD and training booklet for more details on how to fill and use your Ultimate Sandbag.
Q: Where do I get sand and what type?
A: We send the Ultimate Sandbag (USB) unloaded to save on postage costs. That is because if you go to your local hardware store you can get a 20 kilogram bag of sand for around $7.00 - $10.00.
What type? We recommend kids play sand as the most common sand available.
Q: How heavy do I make my Ultimate Sandbag?
A: Each size of Ultimate Sandbag has a very specific use in mind, so we always recommend to head towards lighter and appreciate what can be achieved before going heavier. For example...
Size of Beginner Intermediate Advanced
Ultimate Sandbag (Green) (Yellow) (Red)
Core 4-5 kg 6-7 kg 9kg
Power 9 kg 14 kg 18 kg
Strength 18 kg 23 kg 28 kg
Burley 36 kg 45 kg 55 kg
You will see bigger jumps on bigger Ultimate Sandbags but we recommend you get our FREE e-book HERE to see how we use each size and some of our favorite exercises.
Q: Why do you use the colour code system (Green) Beginner, (Yellow) Intermediate and (Red) Advanced?
A: A colour code system was created for easier selection and programming. Filling your Ultimate Sandbag to the above loads and wrapping electrical tape around the suitcase handle allows for your groups to easily identify what Ultimate Sandbag they will use. This also allows you to program a certain exercise to a certain colour coded Ultimate Sandbag.
Q: How come the USB doesn't use 5 kilo filler bags?
A: Part of the job of the filler bag (the filler inside the shell that holds the sand) is to not only hold the weight, but to also give some dimension to the USB. Five kilo weights seem great until you use them. They not only flop around in your USB, but they also feel like bricks taking away some of the best aspects of the USB. That is why we have the DVRT system so that you can learn how to make the same weight feel heavier or lighter for an exercise without changing the weight of the USB at all.
Maintenance of your Ultimate Sandbag TM
The Ultimate Sandbag can be wiped down with any anti-bacterial wipes either during your set or between workouts.
Depending upon level of use, once a month we recommend you clean out your Ultimate Sandbag and re-organise the fillers.
Make sure to keep the weight in your Ultimate Sandbag evenly dispersed.
Our Guarantee: We stand behind all our Ultimate Sandbag products and ask if you have any questions or issues to contact us on 0413 359 672. We will get back to you within 24 hours.
**As with all exercise programs, you should get your doctor’s approval before beginning**
Actions that will void your warranty:
Slamming or throwing of the Ultimate Sandbag
Dragging on concrete or rough surfaces
Swinging the Ultimate Sandbag by outer handles or end flaps
Grabbing onto the end flaps versus not rolling them into the Ultimate Sandbag as intended
Exceeding 29kg or 60lb while using the suitcase handle
Excessive loading of the Ultimate Sandbag
Using abrasive materials such as gravel in the filler
Pouring sand directly into the outer shell