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Within my Warrior Zero Project (WZP), we use various training modalities to get us to our physical goals. We start with our bodyweight exercise challenge and progress to advanced kettlebell training. In addition, there is another form of resistance training that I include in my WZP. That form of training is sandbag training. Today, I am sharing my, M.T.A.K. (Mobile Tactical Athlete Kit) Review By Brute Force with you. It should help to explain why I feel so strongly about the benefits of training with sandbags.

I am an advocate of training with sandbags for similar reasons that I gravitated towards kettlebell training. Both the kettlebell and sandbag provide a displaced center of gravity when you train with them. This forces you to recruit more muscle groups in order to maintain safety and effectiveness throughout you training movements. This allows you to get more quality work performed, via your training sessions, in much less time.

The fact that you can easily travel with a sandbag kit is another prominent point for me including them in my WZP. You can pack the kit, which weighs barely anything, and bring it with you to your travel destination. You can then fill your kit , train with it, empty it when your trip is over and pack the light kit back into your luggage. This adds versatility to my WZP members and also keeps excuses, for not training while away from home, at a minimum.

The M.T.A.K. by Brute Force is my preference when it comes to a quality sandbag kit. Not only are you getting superior construction from the sandbag but you also get a versatile weighted vest that will add an extra challenge to your workout. These kits are used by our U.S. Military as well as Law Enforcement personnel all over the country. These Brute Force kits are made in the USA which is certainly something that attracted me to them from the get-go.


—-Athlete—- Sandbag Weight: 25-75 lbs. (34 kg)
Maximum Dimensions: 30″ x 13″ based on stretched shell
Available Colors: Black, Army Green, LEO Blue, Firefighter Red

—Strongman— Sandbag Weight: 50-125 lbs. (57 kg)
Maximum Dimensions: 36″ x 26″ based on stretched shell
Available Colors: Black, Army Green, Firefighter Red, LEO Blue
Materials: 1000D Military-Spec Cordura, Military Grade Velcro, 5 Panel Seatbelt Webbing and YKK Zippers
Handles: 4 sets of flexible, soft grip handles (8 total) Neutral Grips, Barbell Grips, Suitcase Grips, End Cap Grips
Filler Bags: 
Athlete – (1) Double Velcro 50lb. bag and (1) 30lb. filler bag included with athlete.
Strongman –  (3) Double Velcro 50lb. filler bags included in kit (Yes, we know it adds up to 150lbs, but you will only fill these to a partial capacity).


WEIGHT: Loadable from 10 to 40lbs. Sand Capacity 16lbs.
MATERIALS: Outer Shell constructed with heavy duty, 1000D Mil-Spec Cordura and an inner fillers made of tear proof Ballistic Nylon.
FEATURES: 100% USA Made from water-resistant 1000D Cordura, unique 12 pocket de-sign, distributable weight options, body conforming fit, unique filling system, velcro chest patch location
MIL-SPEC: 721-104

M.T.A.K. Notes: Backed by the Brute Force Shield Warranty, 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Bottom Line:

If you want to get a sandbag training system, that is built to last and provide comfort throughout your workout, take a look at the M.T.A.K. and the other Brute Force Training Sandbags. They are made in the USA and are used by all branches of our U.S. Military. Brute Force is also a partner for Team Red White & Blue which is a rucking organization that is sanctioned through the Veterans Administration.

I support companies that provide much needed assistance to Veteran organizations that I belong and work with. The fact that Brute Force products are the best in their niche, Well… it makes this decision an easy one for me and hopefully a No-Brainer for you.

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