I am with you, if you told me a few years ago if 15 minutes would be enough time to get a really good workout, I would say, “yea, maybe for a beginner!” However, now with progressing both the tools that we use and the concepts that reign supreme, 15 minutes can challenge just about any fitness level.
Rest intervals are often an overlooked training variable in workout programs. The time to rest between sets or exercises can be a great equalizer in the level of a fitness program. However, even in DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workout programs, people tend to abuse this important training variable.
You will notice many times in our DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workout programs that I provide a range. That may be for sets, repetitions, but just as importantly, rest. The idea is that your DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workout can change not just day to day, but week to week. The truth of the matter is that life is going to impact how prepared we feel for a DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workout. Whether it is the stress of family, financial, or 100 different commitments in our lives, the toll can be that we don’t quite feel our best.
All too often, people scrap a training session instead of just modifying their DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workout. One of the best ways to do so, is simply add a bit more rest to your Ultimate Sandbag workout. The truth is even without the reality of life’s stressors, our bodies don’t work in a pure linear manner. Notice that just about nothing in our body grows, loses, or feels differently at one steady rate? Instead of beating yourself up that you aren’t hitting your numbers in your DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workout from last time, simply modify the rest interval.
At the same time, because DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workout programs don’t work off of incremental changes in weight, we use other variables such as sets, repetitions, and rest intervals to add subtle changes from workout to workout. The craze in many workout programs right now is to eliminate any rest and to just grunt through the workout. There is no denying that this makes for one heck of a workout, but this doesn’t leave much room for progression. Instead of starting out with one minute of rest and decreasing it by five seconds each week of your DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workout program, most just go to zero! We wouldn’t use the same concept in applying weight to our exercises so why do we again, abuse the variable of rest time?
When I write in our DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workout programs, “as little rest as possible”, I want you to time what that means to you that day and set. You may find that you started your DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workout a bit sluggish, but actually performing a few sets you started to get into your training and found yourself decreasing your rest from your previous sets. You may equally find that you started off with a bang, but underestimated the intensity of performing these DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workout programs for a short duration and started to drastically increase your rest time as the sets went on. Either way, it is important to journal what happened to you in your DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workout.
The primary reason we want to journal such things is that we want to see if we are making progress. If you are consistently (even slightly) reducing the rest time of between sets or exercises in your DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workout, then you know your fitness levels are going up. You don’t need to be consumed about how much weight to move up, in fact, you will find after a few weeks of adhering to this type of training that you can move up in weight more than you would have expected. That could mean using a more challenging DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workout complex, variation, or any other options in the DVRT system.
Contrary to popular belief, some recovery is actually very beneficial. Intervals in fact are based upon the idea that there is some type of recovery time, otherwise we start to move into predominately aerobic training. That isn’t the goal of most DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workout programs. Also removing the rest time and just trying to “grunt” through the workout means your technical proficiency drops. Because the Ultimate Sandbag is an awkward and unstable object to begin with, combining it with bad technique can definitely spell a recipe for frustration in your training.
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So, how much should you start resting in your DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workout programs? If you are brand new to this training, you may want to use anywhere from 60-90 seconds. Remember, you can always move down. An intermediate and/or more advanced individual can use anywhere from 20-40 seconds. Of course this depends upon your goals, but a good general rule.
Try using these concepts in your DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workout and see if you don’t become a believer that 15 minutes is more than enough time to train!
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