The Powerbag is a versatile training tool and ideal for a large variety of pressing, pulling and ballistic type movements. The different handle options allow the bag to be used several ways, challenging different muscle groups, and targeting all planes of movement.
Pressing: Pressing the bag with the narrow handles will engage the triceps more whilst a wide grip will target the deltoids more. Ultimately, you should choose a grip which feels most comfortable to you.
Pulling: Rowing exercises performed with the narrow handles are excellent for developing the lats (latissimus dorsi) whist wide grip rows will target the trapezoid, rhomboid and rear deltoid muscles more. Ultimately, you should use both grips to target all of the back muscles equally.
Ballistic: Ballistic exercises such as the clean, high-pull and snatch can be performed with both the wide grip and the narrow grip handles. However, we generally recommend using the narrow grip handles as this gives the user more stability through the shoulder girdle and is easier on the wrists.
The bag can also be used in other ways, such as for carriers using the carry handle and for throwing, dragging and swinging exercises.
Year : 1978