Many clients ask me why I use sandbags and other odd objects instead of the standard pink dumbbells and treadmills. There are several reasons that I incorporate these unique training tools into my program. First off, it's simple and inexpensive. Using a sandbag as an example, you can make a 50lb sandbag very easily and it costs next to nothing.
The real bigger reasons are the multiple training benefits. Total body strength & conditioning, core stabilization, forearm and grip strength are the main fitness benefits received from training with sandbags and other odd objects.
Other secondary reasons include coordination, mental toughness and problem solving. There are more reasons and I could go on and on but you get the idea. The bottom line is that using these training tools gets the job done quick - it is hard and it sucks. It's guaranteed to kick your ass.
You will get in shape fast and you will mentally and physically condition yourself to doing hard work. If you are worried about smudging your makeup, breaking a nail or getting dirty and want to use pink dumbbells and walk easy on a treadmill then freakin crawl away - far away.
Sandbag and odd object training are for those who have a task and purpose in life and are on a mission to get in shape. I use them because they work -quickly and efficiently.
Embrace the pain and know that you are speeding on your way to mission accomplishment.
Dempsey's Resolution Fitness