The first Bulgarian Bag® Ivan Ivanov created was in the summer of 2005, in his home country of Bulgaria. The Bulgarian Bag® was created, based on his successful career for many years as a world class athlete and seeing a lack of practical equipment. Ivan saw the great need for a deeper commitment to more powerful and functional training equipment and protocols that incorporated the total body movements and agilities required to be successful in wrestling.
Holding live stock animals on the shoulders is a traditional position in the Bulgarian Folk-Style wrestling festivals. The winners very often are awarded with lambs, sheep, rams or even baby calf's.
The metal weight equipment which was difficult and dangerous to use inside the wrestling room, challenged and pointed Ivan Ivanov to create the shape, and elements to create the proper material to build the Bulgarian Bag®
Once Ivan designed and produced the first prototype, he methodically developed the proprietary of Suples Ltd, “wrestling specific” strength and conditioning exercises which have become the standard of the wrestling industry.
Coach Ivan Ivanov:
As a coach it was critical to train my wrestler's very sports specifically, and to repetitiously amplify the powerful effects of the exercise movements that are very similar to our sport. I wanted our proprietary equipment to dynamically train both upper and lower body muscles, while simultaneously building muscle memory for instinctual reaction and performance.
Likewise, I needed my coaching system to be both efficient and effective, while building good team spirit. My purpose was to empower one coach to be able to more effectively train an entire team with up to 30 wrestlers or more, be more productive, while executing to perfection the same exercises. All this occurring simultaneously enables the coach to make individual corrections to specific wrestlers' technique, as necessary to achieve the desired results.
Finally, it was extremely important to keep things uniquely simple, safe, durable, and with maximum portability; to be able to bring the equipment immediately into the wrestling room without any need for setup, or the possibility of down time due to missing parts that can cause many systems to become non-functional.
Exposed the Bulgarian Bags® on the web www.suples.com Brings the attention to many athletes, wrestling and MMA coaches. From the word of mouth the Bulgarian Bag® has become an interesting functional tool not only for combat athletes but to fitness enthusiast who are looking for new functional training tools to build strength and energy for each day.
Fitness Fair Rimini, Italy-2011