Some Americans seem to think anything that is European must be cool and maybe it is, I dunno. But I do know I have a Hungarian Core Blaster and it is cool. Now I have a home-brew Bulgarian Training Bag and it too is cool. For the uninitiated, these are fitness implements and why else would you be here, right?
To add to my odd collection, I will one day acquire a Danish Viking Mace on a Chain, but first I must get acquainted with my newly-named Big Sausage Bag, BSB.
I found out about the Bulgarian Training Bag and thought it was an interesting training device, but made no move to buy one. It was designed for Greco-Roman wrestlers and has applications for other combat athletes and presumably for hackers like me. Like kegs, kettlebells and sandbags, the BTB is great for core and grip strength and one hell of a cardio blast. I found a thread at the rosstraining.com forum that piqued my interest and it led me to a youtube vid with instructions on how to make one for 20 bucks and then how to use it.
Matt looked pretty ripped to me, so it must work! I made one that weighed in at 35#. The hardest part was finding an inner tube. Val liked it so much, even she wants one. (She also wants me to get her a baby keg, but denies it in spite of the fact she seems to mentions it quite a bit).
What could make this Milwaukee-born and raised kid happier than training with his beer keg and giant sausage bag? Go make one and let me know what you think.
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