How to make a Milo Bag for $7
The joy and ease of making an indespinsible workout tool in under 5 minutes. And the best part is you won't need a vacant gym membership from draining your wallet anymore.
Making a Milo Bag is pretty easy. Obviously, you need to purchase the bag, which is also inexpensive. Milo Bags can be purchased here. We are even giving away a FREE Milo bag with any purchase of TylerGrips or you can purchase (5) bags for $19.95 plus $5 shipping.
After you receive the Milo Bags simply go to your local Home Depot, Lowe’s or hardware/gardening store and purchase two bags of river OR pea pebbles and a bag of cypress mulch. The total cost as of July 6, 2010 at Home Depot in Sugar Land, Texas was $11.12
The Milo Bag itself is an 18” x 30” heavy-duty sandbag that’s also breathable, which is nice when training outdoors. Start with a little mulch and add some river pebbles a little at a time and repeat until you get the desired Milo Bag weight.
Make sure to leave roughly 6 inches of space at the top of the bag in order to secure the bag appropriately. Pack the bag as tightly as possible and secure with a plastic tie, ensuring the end of the bag is completely encircled by the zip-tie. If you happen to have a tough time securing the bag the first time, just try again with another super-cheap tie.
If a lighter bag is desired use more cypress mulch and less pea pebbles or you can use a majority of rubber mulch that is shredded old recycled tiresso you can at least brag about how "green" your workout routine is.
The recently constructed Milo Bag, pictured below, weighed 85 pounds when completed and we used most of the river pebbles and about half of the cypress mulch so ultimately, a Milo Bag actually costs less than $11 (roughly $7) when desiring a relatively heavy bag.
The general upkeep of your Milo Bag consists of keeping it out of the rain when not working out and simply not chucking the bag on anything jagged, etc. Commonsensical care of a Milo Bag (or TylerGrips) will yield the longest quality use of such a performance edge.
In the honor of Milo of Croton, some of our athletes will buy a 5-pack of Milo Bags and fill each bag up with different materials to have 5 distinctive weights. A way to handle these bags may be to use the lightest bag on Monday and finish out the week using the heaviest bag, progressively working your way up to a max weight. Generally, the lighter bags are made up of mostly cypress mulch or rubber mulch (shredded, recycled tires) with the heaviest being made up of almost entirely all river pebbles or sand. All Milo Bag workouts recruit MANY more muscle-fibers to complete any exercise simply due to the fact that your ENTIRE upper body has to really fight to control the weight in the heavy bag itself (Milo Bag).
The objective of the Milo Bag is to provide the active athletes out there with an accessible way to build muscle, strength, stamina, V02 max while mitigating injuries or even preventing them in the future. Milo Bags are accessible because they can be used anywhere and they are inexpensive and the course of the website will outline the various ways to workout with the Milo Bag so there won’t be any guesswork. In the meantime, get creative and be consistent.
Until next time…train harder and smarter.
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All you need for a world-class workout in about 5 minutes.
Cypress mulch and river pebbles make an effective mix for your Milo Bag.
An 85 pound Milo Bag can give a great workout for pretty much everyone.
Securing the 'zip-tie' is a snap.
This Milo Bag took about 5 minutes to make and we were ready to rock.