Mayur Deshpande
  Personal trainer in Mumbai
Bulgarian Bag

Bulgarian Bag

The original creation of the Bulgarian bag is credited to Ivan Ivanov, a former Greco-Roman wrestler from Bulgaria that was hired as a US Olympic wrestling coach. The official bag is shaped like a half moon and typically filled with sand.The bag was soon adopted by fitness professionals as a versatile tool for muscular endurance and general fitness. The Bulgarian Bag is a crescent-shaped exercise equipment used in core-strength training, cardiovascular training, and functional fitness.

Bulgarian bag Variations

The bags are made of leather or canvas and filled with sand; they weigh from 11 pounds (5.0 kg) to 50 pounds (23 kg) and have flexible handles.

The Original Bulgarian Bag model comes in 6 sizes (X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large). From these sizes we have created the following ranges:

  • Range X-Small includes- 6lbs & 1 1 lbs bags
  • Range Small includes-1 3lbs & 1 7lbs bags
  • Range Medium includes- 22lbs, 26lbs & 30lbs bags
  • Range Large includes- 33lbs, 37lbs & 42lbs bags
  • Range X-Large includes- 44lbs, 50lbs & 58lbs bags
  • Range XX-Large includes- 66lbs, 75lbs & 84lbs bags.
  • Benefits of Bulgarian bag

    1.It is easy to carry

    2. it improves functional fitness improves shoulder and wrist's mobility and strrentgth improves co ordination and stretngth.

    5.improves agility and balance of muscles


    Although bulgarian bag is not that risky,Because the handles of the Bulgarian Bag are flexible and not rigidly fixed to the body of the equipment, it is harder for an athlete to transfer the weight of the equipment to his or her forearm and arm muscles than with traditional iron weights, and more load is carried by athlete's wrists. The use of wrist wraps may therefore be advisable for people with weaker wrists to provide additional support.