Sandbag Carry

Sandbag Carry

The sandbag carry consists of a 25 to 40lb sandbag that you must carry up and down a hill.

Mandatory Obstacle
  • Skills
    Core / Upper Body
  • Race Types
    Sprint / Super / Beast
  • Weight Estimates
    Men's Weight: 40 pounds
    Women's Weight: 30 pounds

    Men's Weight: 45 pounds
    Women's Weight: 35 pounds

Grip and Upper Body Strength Training Equipment

Key Exercises

    Tips for the obstacle

    • use legs as much as possible

    Ways to Train

      Official Rulebook Details

      • Carry the element on the designated route.
      • Inability to complete the designated route with the weight
      • Damaging or destroying the weight
      • Cutting any part of the designated route
      • Dragging the weight
      • Intentionally damaging or destroying the weight will result in disqualification.
      • If multiple weights are required they must be carried at the same time. Competitor cannot make significant forward progress with a single weight.
      • Weights may be placed down as needed. This is not considered a failure.
      • Weights must be carried and cannot be dragged, rolled, pushed, etc.
      • If a weight is dropped or placed down and moves forward, Competitor must return back to where it was dropped and restart carry from that spot.


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