Ultimate Sandbag Fitness Over 40!


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DVRT Master, Amanda Thebe (Creator of DVRT Over 40 Strong) Strength = Empowerment One of the reason I am such a proponent of DVRT Ultimate Sandbag fitness the impact it has had on me personally. When you break down how being strong can impact one’s daily life there is no question that being real world… Read more »

A Serious DVRT Skeptic!


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If there is ONE thing I have learned over the past 12 years of teaching DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training is that people DO NOT like change! Sure, it seems obvious in other parts of our lives, heck, I don’t like to change either. However, one thing I have always really prided ourselves was on our… Read more »

The Barbell That’s Alive!


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About a week or so ago I wrote an article asking the question, “do we need to Olympic lift?” (you can read the article HERE). I partly did it because I wanted to stimulate a conversation. It wasn’t so much an attack on Cleans, Snatches, or Jerks. It was more asking the question, “do we… Read more »

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 »

Functional Training IS Strength Training


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It probably is the BIGGEST concern of people when they hear the idea of “functional training”. The fact that while what they are doing is good for their body, it won’t build muscle or make them look better. Heck, some “experts” even argue that functional training won’t get you stronger than what you normally would… Read more »

Why Single Leg Exercises Suck!


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They have to, don’t they? I mean if they didn’t suck we would see them be FAR more important in people’s workouts and we would see way MORE of them IN people’s workouts. Yea, I am talking about single leg exercises. If they were as great as people talk about then WHY are they not… Read more »