Save Your Squat!!!


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Two things that I was amazed by this week of fitness! Ironically the both had to do with squatting. Trying to explain to you that squats are good for you is about as useful as explaining so are vegetables. So, what got my attention? One that really threw me for a loop was a coach… Read more »

Are YOU Serious About Strength?!


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I have it as the equivalent as “you are Mr. Poopy Pants!” That is when people that have never used DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training try to say we aren’t SERIOUS about strength training! Yea, they look at the loads of our Ultimate Sandbags and think, “that CAN NOT get you strong!!” The loads of our… Read more »

Saving Your Low Back and Get Strong!


Foundational Programs.

Last year I made a startling discovery for myself. I mean, I was a bit embarrassed as a fitness professional for over 20 years I hadn’t really “gotten it” until now. I fell in line with so many others in the industry and focusing on the mass obesity epidemic we have. You can’t argue that… Read more »

What Muscles Does This Work?!


Foundational Programs.

Jessica Bento, Physical Therapist It is understandable, in fact, I think it is one of the BIG reasons that a lot of people like the idea of functional training, but tend to default back to many bodybuilding strategies. I understand because my mom was an aerobics instructor at the local gym in the 80’s so… Read more »

The Real Movement Solution


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Jessica Bento, Physical Therapist   It is the BIGGEST thing we have done in quite some time. I don’t say such a thing casually or to hype up something. DVRT Restoration is a project we have been working on for over a year! Why so long? First and foremost is because this is NOT just… Read more »

The Best Shoulder Exercise For Bad Shoulders


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Best Shoulder Exercise for Bad Shoulders I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard it…”I can’t do that, I got bad shoulders!” It doesn’t matter if it is DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training or any exercise that requires their shoulders to move well. People have already decided they can’t, but we always say they will…. Read more »

The Most Important Exercise


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It is rare, I don’t believe any ONE exercise can be all that high and mighty. However, after going through my personal experience with injuries, treating so many people for a variety of theirs, and doing some serious research, THIS ONE might fit that requirement. Ironically, it might be the least sexy exercise you could… Read more »

The Best Core & Hip Mobility Exercise


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Man, 2017 is coming faaaasssst! We aren’t slowing down here at DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training though. I wish we had little helpers to nail out some of the remaining projects, but our top DVRT staff is definitely on it as you can see! Even though it would be easy to let the blogs fall off… Read more »

Rotational Exercises Are Life!


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“Life lives in the transverse plane” has been a saying I’ve been seeing a lot lately. It is actually a good shift from only thinking that we live, move, and train up and down. The transverse plane can be simply thought of as rotation. If you think about any time we produce power…punching, kicking, swinging,… Read more »