The Big Mistake of Ultimate Sandbag Workouts
People want to do it, they want to throw Ultimate Sandbag workouts into the “conditioning category”. People want to think that the Ultimate Sandbag workouts we post don’t really build strength. It is hard to imagine that these lighter weights that we are showing Ultimate Sandbag movements with could really make you stronger. Really?
I know, it is hard, we are a number oriented industry after all. How much weight did you lose? How much weight can you lift? What percentage of your max is that? We like to have numbers and the bigger they are the happier we feel. That can be a source of frustration for people that follow our Ultimate Sandbag workouts. They are use to seeing a number on the barbell, maybe even one for their kettlebell and so on. So, it can often be very confusing for people to see the weight of their Ultimate Sandbag be so much lower than weights that are use to using.
So the question arises, can Ultimate Sandbag workouts really make me stronger if the numbers aren’t huge?
The Fallacy of Strength and Ultimate Sandbag Workouts
The first big mistake people make with Ultimate Sandbag workouts is they try to relate them to training methods or tools that they are already familiar with. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen people try to back squat sandbags and treat them as though they were “like” another training implement. The reason for us talking so much about Dynamic Variable Resistance Training (DVRT) rather than sandbags is the fact that DVRT is its own training system. You wouldn’t see people back squat kettlebells or dumbbells or swing barbells. Yet, because of […]