Powerbags are a great way to introduce personal training clients into weight training because of their soft exterior. This also makes them perfect for explosive and dynamic training because the soft exterior of the bag will not harm you when caught or dropped.
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Powerbags are a great piece of functional training equipment.
By functional I mean the exercise applies loads to us that we will experience day to day in the really world.
Power bags do this precisely, the soft exterior of a powerbag allows you to be far less careful with the weight and literally chuck it from shoulder to shoulder and person to person.
Firstly the powerbag Squat is the perfect introduction to weight training for any client. The powerbag fits comfortably on the shoulders and so allows the user to relax. The added weight of the powerbag will engage the Quads and glutes to perform the lifting. Unweighted squats allow poor technique and if the user is recruiting incorrect muscles unweighted exercises can allow these weaker muscles to continue doing the work.
Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder width, slight bend in knees. Bending at hips forwards keeping back straight. Lower bag with both handles and arms straight. Now as in a standard BOR Pull both arms to chest keeping elbows in.
Power bag Squat and shoulder press
Nice explosive exercises, which is also a very large compound exercise and so uses loads of muscles and energy. This is great for bootcamps or circuit training.
Start with the powerbag on your left shoulder, squat and as you power up with your legs use this momentum to perform a shoulder press and switch the bag to the other shoulder and repeat.
I have written this article to help all the friends and family of personal trainers pick a great gift for a personal trainer.
If you are looking for a Christmas peasant for a personal trainer then a nice piece of equipment for them to train themselves and their clients is a good option.
Christmas presants for personal trainers
I would recommend a cool piece of equipment that has a range of uses, so they can really use use it in the new year.
I recommend the following 3 pieces of equipment as christmas presents:
powerbags for Christmas
Powerbags – a 10kg powerbag is a great weight which has a large number of uses. It is also great fun to train with, and will really set make your training stand out.
Christmass presant powerbag
Kettlebells for Cristmas
Kettlebells - if they don’t already train with kettlebells then 2 to 3 kettlbells will be enough for them to train most clients, I recommend a 8 a 12 and a 16kg kettlebell. Kettlebells really are a fantastic piece of equipment.
TRX for Christmas
TRX – a TRX is a fantastic piece of equipment. It is lightweight so they can fit it easily in their bag. There is so many exercises you can perform on a trx it is a fantastic addition to any personal training session.
If you are looking for any Christmas presents for personal trainers please check out our equipment shop: