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Bodybuilding Vs. Ultimate Sandbag Training?

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DVRT Master, Cory Cripe, Creator DVRT Movement Strength

I need to first make this statement: I have nothing against competitive bodybuilders, or professional fitness models. Did you know one of our finest DVRT Master Ultimate Sandbag Training Instructors from the great state of Wisconsin is a bodybuilder?

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My problem is not with the actual men and women who compete as bodybuilders, it’s the everyday Jane & John Does who sit 8-10 hours at work and then head to the gym to go through some workout they found on the internet, magazine, or (my personal favorite) whatever workout their high school coach gave them! And the problem is these workouts are created from a bodybuilding mentality – building muscle strength, not movement strength, isolation, not integration.

If it makes sense to follow these type of programs and exercises as an non-professional bodybuilder or fitness model, then it makes the same amount of sense to include Aaron Rodger’s football throwing program into the mix of your training, too!

Those who make money based on the looks of their bodies spend hours a day focusing on the precision of their training and nutrition need something different. They need to spend many hours training in order to include small isolation exercises to hit the right part of the muscle. They don’t build these bodies from only 60 minutes of training 3-4 days per week (although old time bodybuilders were closer to what I am going to show you with DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training than you may think!).

24 hours in a day is not enough time in my life so when I train, it needs to be effective – and more importantly – efficient; I feel confident you’re in the same boat. I own a gym, which means I need to design programs, train clients, create videos, drink coffee, plus more, and then I’m a family man. I want to come home and spend time with those other Cripes in my life and love them up fully. According to my calculation, I have about 45-90 minutes daily to keep my body in tip-top shape. Can you really achieve great fitness with so many commitments? I think the answer is a resounding YES, and these DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training solutions will show you how! 

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That’s really not a whole lot of time to focus on every muscle in my body. As a result I need to be smart – movement smart, that is! I’m not going to lie, I used to train for muscle strength (bodybuilding). I wanted big biceps & triceps, I wanted boulders for shoulders, I desired to have something that resembled abs, and to have teardrop quads. I had to split my workouts into body parts, hitting chest & triceps Mondays and Thursdays, back and biceps Tuesday and Thursday, and of course, leg day on Wednesday.

The big issue when training as a bodybuilder and trying to increase muscle strength is not training what’s most important to our physical well-being: MOVEMENT. The very heart of what DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training is all about.

I spent too much time sitting down and lying on my back to isolate muscles for the “pump.” I will say, however, I was pretty consistent with trying to balance things out. If I did 30 reps on the chest, I would get 30 reps doing back work. My problem was not balance of work, but lack of connection. I’m fascinated by the body’s anatomical slings and learning how to train these slings/chains has been quite impactful on the effectiveness and efficiency of my training programs.

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The body is not a Frankenstein collection of parts, but a very well oiled integrated system to make you perform movement seamlessly in life! 

What the body doesn’t need anymore of is isolation exercises. We spend enough of our lives in isolation – our bodies thirst for integration! Successfully integrating body parts in a workout is what causes connections and will actually allow for more work density in less time. It’s not cutting corners, it’s only being smart!

Here is a DVRT workout that really allows you to accomplish a better AND smarter body!

I don’t need to worry anymore about trying to hit the smaller muscle groups – these muscles are automatically included when I train for movement through these slings. I can’t remember the last time I did a bicep curl, tricep extension, lat pulldown, calf raise, or any type of crunch exercise. Again, more work – less time. Sounds good to me!

This is why I’m passionate about getting the word out about DVRT and movement strength and releasing my THIRD program! The Movement Strength Encyclopedia has 50 workouts and over 140 exercises to give you opportunities to unlock a truly authentic functional training program. Moving your body in ways you may not moved in a long time and the beauty of it is, all that is needed are Ultimate Sandbags and you! Check it out HERE and ALL my DVRT Movement Strength programs for 25% off with coupon code “movement”

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