It is important for trainers and coaches to introduce new and effective training strategies not only to keep athletes and clients interested and engaged but to vary the stimulus and achieve desired results.
But for a new piece of equipment to be worthy of implementation, it must be versatile, functional, durable, and effective—Gopher Resolute Weight Bags checks all these boxes.
Functional movement training is important not only for athletes but for anyone interested in improving their fitness. Research shows that training primal movement patterns that mimic natural motions can:
- Prevent injury and soreness when performing everyday functional movements
- Help the user gain balance and strength in many positions throughout their entire range of motion
Incorporating functional training can lead to better performance in the weight room. This offers a new tool that isn’t included within training that strengthens muscles in a limited plane of movement, like most compound and Olympic movements.
With seven diverse handles, a unique curved shape, straps and a durable exterior, the Resolute weight bag allows for a wide variety of motions that can be taken through every primal movement pattern. The bag can handle and perform slams, throws, upper and lower body workouts/circuits and everything in between.
Resolute Weight Bag Movements:
Spin (Left and right)
Half Spin Hold (Left and Right)
- Overhead Press
- Frontal Raise
- Between Legs Overhead finish
Weight Bag Throws
- Backward Launch
- Side Load Launch (Left Right)
- Overhead Launch
- Homerun Wall Slam
- Side to Side Hammer Slam
- Overhead Wall Slam
The 2009 Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year, Jeff is in his 16th year at Winona State University as Strength and Conditioning/ Director of Fitness. He is responsible for 10 Division II teams. Previously he was the head strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports at Iowa State University, an assistant at the University of Memphis, and an assistant at the US Olympic training center in Colorado. Reinardy was part of two men’s basketball national championships in three appearances, numerous conference championships, and several individual national champions at both the Division I and II levels. He also holds club coach and sports performance certifications through USA Weightlifting, and is the former ADFPA American Squat record holder in the 148 weight class and four Minnesota state ADFPA championships.