In this instructional, Suples Pro Instructor and BJJ Black Belt; Peter Mamaev will cover four core exercises in detail, demonstrating correct form through easy to follow steps, show how to combine these exercises for the best results and show numerous assistance exercises to help round out your strength and conditioning routines.
Invented by Bulgarian Olympic wrestler Ivan Ivanov, Bulgarian bags are a relatively recent addition to the strength and conditioning scene. Originally designed as a wrestling specific training aid the crossover potential for other combat sports is easy to see.
Peter is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, the head coach and co-owner of Jungle BJJ Dublin, based in Ireland. After witnessing first hand the benefits of Suples Training Systems for the sport of BJJ and grappling, Peter became obsessed with bringing these training methods to his students at Jungle BJJ and the wider group of fitness enthusiasts, hobbyist and professional combat athletes – “I am thrilled to make this instructional available today on Techniqly! It is very easy to get excited about Suples Bulgarian Bags – the first time I saw one in use, I immediately knew I wanted to train with it! At the same time, there is nothing more frustrating that getting an excellent piece of kit and not knowing what to do with it, or how to train safely! With this instructional, our aim is to give you the essential tools to start and, more importantly, enjoy your journey with the Bulgarian Bag.”
Upon purchase you will receive a discount code to shop with Bags & Grit, where, if you don’t already own one, you can get yourself a Bulgarian Bag.
- Bulgarian Bag Level 1 – Suples Fit
- Bulgarian Bag Level 2 – Suples Strong
- Suples Ball Level 1 – Suples Fit
- Suples Pro Level Instructor
James Long (verified owner) –
BJJ brown belt, Oxford
I’m a Jiu Jitsu brown belt and before Covid used to train on average 3 times a week. My gym has done the responsible thing and not done any contact training at all since the pandemic first hit the UK in early 2020. Since then I’ve been trying to find ways to keep training at home and got a Bulgarian Bag late last year. I taught myself the basic movements from YouTube videos and have been getting on ok but then stumbled across Bags and Grit on YouTube about a month ago.
Peter is an excellent teacher, clear and concise. His YouTube channel is full of loads of brilliant (free!) content and varied workouts – you can tell he’s the real deal as his movements are exactly the same as Ivan Ivanov. I got his instructional video on Techniqly and I really wish I’d had it from the start – I’ve got some bad habits to iron out but am loving training more than ever! Highly recommended.
Alexander Fontaine (verified owner) –
I recognized the potential of the Bulgarian bag as a tool for building strength, mobility, and power but I figured I could teach myself to use it just by watching YouTube videos. Managed to hurt my shoulders and wound up not using it at all. After purchasing this video, I can say that this is probably my favorite way to work out now. The progressions are extremely well explained and teach the exercises safely and efficiently. I have had no technical issues at all with the techniqly platform. Before you spend money on any other fitness gadgets or sugar pills, buy this program!