Are The Bulgarian Bags Durable ?
Kendall Cross - Olympic Champion
I love having the dummy for my son to practice his low single on. It's great for young kids to have a dummy like this. So if a partner is no where to be found my son can still train. He is not big enough to train with me yet, but that time is coming soon. I endorse the dummies because they are durable and made of soft leather. So I am sure that my son will not be injured by the dummy or having it fall apart is not a concern.
Steve Fraser - Olympic Champion
I think the Bulgarian throwing dummy is a critical part of any serious wrestler, free style, greco, or folk style. It's a great way to work on technique until you have had enough. I make the national team athletes work with the dummies as much as possible. We even have competitions on who can achieve the highest number of throws in a allotted amount of time. It's a great product very well made and will out last any wrestlers career.
Adam Wheeler - Olympic Bronze Medalist
When I started using the Bulgarian Bag I was instantly impressed. I felt like I got a better workout in just 20 minutes than I did with hours in the Gym.
I also noticed that every time I did a power bag workout I was stronger and I had more energy than ever before. I soon realized that this was the best workout that I have ever used, this more than anything else helped in my preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games. In the Olympics I felt that I had more energy and I had more endurance then ever before. I thank the Bulgarian Bag for my success. I also have four national personal training certifications, and this is the number one workout that I recommend to all my clients. If you are serious about your fitness level whether you are an Olympic athlete, or just trying to stay in shape, I recommend everyone gets a Bulgarian Bag.
Rulon Gardner - Olympic Champion
I have used the Bulgarian throwing dummies in my training and it give you a great workout. It allows you to achieve a high heart rate without the head banging of wrestling against another opponent. Sometimes you need to do some cross training that is specific to your sport and for wrestling it's using the throwing dummy. Sometimes when I couldn't find a partner I would just workout with the dummy for about an hour and get a great workout and work my technique. The best thing about the dummy is that you never hear, don't throw me so hard it's hurts.
Hugh M. Suenaga - USAW Coach
We have used your Bulgarian Olympic Throwing Dummy for many years now and I can say from experience; not only are your products of superior quality, but my sons' results driven performance has accelerated remarkably.
As a Father, I treasure the time that I can spend bonding with my sons, one-on-one, & keeping our workouts fun even when there are no partner's to drill with. In fact, I spend a lot of extra, after practice hours with my boys. Not only has this helped add perfection to their techniques, but it has taught them the value of hard work and "going the extra mile," to become champions not only on the mat but also in life.
The Bulgarian Throwing Technique DVD's are a valuable resource from which to measure our progress, and refer back to repetitiously pick up the finer points that could other wise go unnoticed. Thank you again for caring so much about my kids, and promoting excellence in the great Sport of Wrestling.
John Mata - Surfside USA Wrestling, Coach - Huntington Beach, CA
Since practicing with the Bone and the Bulgarian Throwing Dummies it has improved our technique in gut wrenches, upper body drills, and throws. In April 2007 we competed in the California State Greco tournament walking away with two gold medals, five silver, and two bronze. These two products are the best and I highly recommend them!
Aaron Guy | NASM- CPT,PES | KBC Kettlebell Instructor
Just wanted to let you know that I came across your Bulgarian Power Bags on the Internet one day. I became intrigued as I highly support functional training with all of my client base. I have since ordered a set of 4 and could not be happier. These are great and I love working with them as do many of my clients. One of my clients in particular has been working with me for nine months now and has successfully lost 100 lbs. This client also happens to work for Oprah and has bloged about her entire weight loss journey with me on Oprah.com. I have since incorporated your bags into her workout as a fun and exciting new challenge. I thought you might enjoy reading her most recent post on Oprah.com that details the Bulgarian Power Bag!! Enjoy! Read the article on Oprah's Blog
Parker Miller, 119lb Cadet, Surfside USA Wrestling Club CA State Greco Champion
"Training with the bone really increased my turning power!
Eddie Clark - Star Valley High Coach
We have incorporated the Bulgarian Bags into our workouts 2 days per week. We split practice with half out kids swinging the bags and the other half are wrestling. It is an excellent workout. Our kids are like yours they love & hate it. We think it is time well spent. Great conditioning without all of the wear and tear on the body.
Steve Maxwell - Master Trainer Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, 2nd degree, 4x BBJ Pan American Jiu Jitsu Champion Strength & Conditioning, Maxercise Inc.
I have been using your Suples throwing dummy and Bulgarian Bag for several months. They are two of the best sports specific training aides that I have ever used. The weight, balance and rugged construction of your throwing dummy is second to none. Our judo and Jiu Jitsu students work the dummy with a jacket on it and my submission wrestlers use it jacket free. The dummy is very versatile, I have seen a major improvement in my submission drills, such as arm locks.
The Bulgarian training bag is also a great sport specific conditioning device for all grappling sports. The training bag adds a lot to classic exercises and makes them more challenging. But there are a lot of very unique drills that can only be done with this bag. I would recommend the Bulgarian throwing dummy and training bag to grapplers of any style. Thanks again for introducing there fine products here in the US.
Dennis - Suples Customer
Ivan, Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to talk with me. You are an athlete's thinking Coach and a visionary with your unique training equipment and training style. I can't believe how quickly both my orders for the Bulgarian Training Bag and the Large Judo Throwing Dummy were shipped out to me here on the West Coast of Canada. The quality of these two well made durable leather functional training aids plus the informative DVD's went beyond my expectation. These are all a MUST HAVE for anyone serious about improving their overall conditioning and training. EFFICIENT CONDITIONING and REAL APPLIED FUNCTION! The movements with the training bag are fluid and very intense. The more I pushed myself, the more the training bag pushed me. This is one very versatile overall training aid that will not only up my conditioning but challenge my will too.
Love the throwing dummy! Finally! Someone I can pick up, leg sweep, throw and slam down competitively over and over and over. Full explosive movements on a very tough, proportioned, well designed throwing dummy. A training partner being picked up, leg swept and thrown is all part of training, but to be forcefully slammed onto the Judo mat upon completion of a technique is NOT something anyone, including myself, would like done to them repetitively. FULL FORCE THROWS! You just have to love this!
Thanks again for the great service and even greater products to help improve both my conditioning and techniques. I am looking forward to any more products you will be offering in the future. I will highly recommend your great products and web site, all the Best to you, your wife and your staff in the New Year.
Jeremy Manor - Suples Customer
I received my 26lbs leather Bulgarian bag this week and I must say THANK YOU! It is a wonderful product and has exceeded my expectations in every way. The quality of the bag is higher than I expected. The workouts are near spiritual and brutally effective.
You can feel the love that went into the creation of this meaningful product.
I pray you sell millions of these bags. Simply wonderful.