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Sandbag Loaders

Directly from the pages of Combat Core.

Exercise: Sandbag Loaders

Hanging from a pull-up bar the lifter will load a sandbag or medicine ball to a partner or onto a platform. This compound torso building exercise ties in the upper back and lats with the abdominals and hip flexors.


  • compound movement incorporating many muscle groups
  • support grip strength endurance
  • a variety of trunk postures can be executed, not just linear flexion / extension movements
  • controlling the extension (eccentric) phase of the movement creates a balance of the musculature surrounding the hip
  • Increase difficulty by increasing the weight in the sandbag, increasing the required loading height or by decreasing the rigidity of the implement (i.e. slosh ball or water keg).


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