Ultimate Sandbag Training vs. Old School Training
“Anyone, anyone?” is one of my favorite movie quotes from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”. I love the quote because I often feel like Ben Stein (the teacher with this quote) when I ask many fitness professionals why they do what they do? One of my favorite things to read fitness professionals try to justify their training is that it is “old school.”
Eh? “old school” what does that even mean? It may sound weird that the guy who is so strongly promoting sandbag training is questioning “old school” I have often said I am not in favor of sandbag training, I am in favor of problem solving! A big difference as most fitness pros fall prey to the excitement of doing something new and different.
I wonder if anyone could even define what training “old school” actually means? It isn’t about the implements, tools shouldn’t determine the training, it can’t be just an attitude thing can it? No matter what, I think most people have a really poor understanding of what “old school” really relates to.
For one, you would have to define what time frame is “old school”. Greek and Roman times versus the early 20th century are just a tiny bit different. My point is that there is a lot of time that we could discuss many different sociological factors, but let’s not get off the point.
To think there was a unified system of training in any period of time is very misleading. Think about the internet is only 10-15 years old (heck even less for some people) and the ability to share information was quite different 100 years ago. Not only could people be doing very different things […]