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Better Squats to Unlock Your Fitness

We have long heard that squating is essential to success in one’s chosen sport. Yes, there is a lot of good evidence that squatting can improve one’s performance; however, that is not the only reason Squats are considered one of […]

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Ultimate Sandbag Crawls for Total Core Workout

People might be looking at it in the same mindset as burpees. Yes, crawling has gotten to be such a popular core exercise for a lot of reasons. One of them is this idea that because we crawled as babies […]

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Going Beyond Planks with Ultimate Sandbag Workouts

In our last blog post (here) I spoke about the impact power training has to not just getting you more fit, or driving up your metabolism, but quality of life as well. That meant we were talking about not just […]

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Power Training for Life with Ultimate Sandbag Training

This past weekend I got to be a part of a pretty cool event. It was the 16th annual Sanford Strength and Power Conference. One of the things that made it so cool was the fact it was interesting cross […]

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REAL World Functional Fitness Workout Ultimate Sandbag Training

It was a simple statement, but one that changed really EVERYTHING for me. In the famous book Dinosaur Training, the author, Brooks Kubik talks about the simple effect of sandbag training, “You feel as sore as you do because the bags […]

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The Best Ultimate Sandbag Exercise for Core, Glutes, and Shoulders

I think I have pretty well documented the fact that I have been a fan of the get-up for quite some time (how about this as one of my first sandbag exercise articles in 2005 HERE). I fell in love […]

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Ultimate Sandbag Exercises for Better HIIT Workouts

It is an analogy I love because I think it is really truthful. Ultimate Sandbag exercises are pieces to a puzzle. If you put the pieces of the puzzle together properly your puzzle is something beautiful and strong. However, if […]

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Better Glute Exercises

  If I can help people learn three important lessons for better strength, movement, and performance, I think the following would get people off to such a strong start….. -Use the ground whenever possible. -Your lats/core/and glutes are interconnected. -Functional […]

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Fixing Shoulders and Backs with Ultimate Sandbag Training

When I first started DVRT in 2005 I really had no direction. I believed in the idea of “sandbag training”, but other than just being really challenging, hard, and fun, I really didn’t know where to go with it. That […]

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