Often described as a cross between a mini punching bag and a duffel bag, core or power bags are a versatile piece of training kit. Filled with sand, these bags are perfect for weightlifting and muscle strengthening exercises. Each bag is fitted with conveniently placed hand straps either side so you can lift or carry your powerbag easily and comfortably while you train. In this blog we’re detailing everything you should know about core bags, including how to use them and the top ways they can enhance your workout. 

Escape Core Bag

Exercises With Powerbags - Who Should Use Them?

Powerbags are considered a fantastic workout tool for runners. Why?

As these bags are filled with sand, the distribution of weight is less fixed than a dumbbell or barbell. Over time this can Improve coordination and balance as the muscles have to work a little harder. The flexibility of movement strengthens your core and can increase your power, speed and endurance.

Top Ways to Use Core Bags in Your Workout

The range of core bag exercises are almost limitless and they are also a great way to enhance regular exercises to boost your performance and stamina both on and off the track.

From performing intense drills to simply carrying or holding the bag while you move, these bags offer a multitude of exercise options including:

  1. Lifts
  2. Squats 
  3. Lunges
  4. Carrying
  5. Dragging

You can also vary the way you hold your bag, from raising above the head, carrying on the shoulders, holding in front, or in a curl grip.

Core Bag Exercises For Beginners - Can You Use Them For Home Workouts?

Whether you prefer to exercise in your bedroom, garage, garden, in the gym, or even in your local park or on the beach, the beauty of the powerbag is that you can use it anywhere! You can even take it on your travels abroad as it can be emptied of sand and refilled at your destination.

Powerbags come in various sizes, from 5kg for beginners all the way up to 30kg for more experienced trainers. At Gymkit, we have a core bag to suit your fitness level. If you’re not sure which weight would be right for you, you can speak to one of our friendly, knowledgeable advisors who can point you in the right direction.

If you’re an absolute beginner we would recommend you choose the smallest weight.

Powerbags For Sale UK

Gymkit is your one-stop shop for exceptional gym equipment and accessories purpose-built for a professional or friendly workout routine. We sell Powerbags and Core Bags by top brands, including Escape, Jordan and Primal Strength to ensure you’re getting the quality workout that you deserve.