When we began DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training I really didn’t know if it would be more than something I did in my garage. Most of what I started doing with DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training was what I did in my garage, not in the gym. There were a few reasons for this, one of the most was I knew that sandbags had a horrible history of being dirty and a mess (shoot, I experienced that first hand!) so I didn’t want to get thrown out of the gym.
Funny to see early forms of DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training and see the difference in both the program and tool today!
The other part was I wanted to look like I knew what to do with our DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training drills. What did they feel like? What were they making better? Were they providing us with something unique we couldn’t get by doing something else.
You have to understand, in 2005 and even the first few years of DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training I wasn’t that devoted to the business of DVRT. My first concern was my training facility and THEN I wanted to see if this “sandbag training” thing did anything unique in the world of strength training.
Ultimate Sandbag Training at Home?
Once I started seeing something, no, I was feeling personally the difference of DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training to other tools I had I knew something. That this would become something I wanted to dedicate my life to helping people appreciate, experience, and benefit from themselves!
My world changed only in teaching professionals all over the world about how DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training could change their movement instead of individuals in the gym!
What I noticed during this transition in my life is how my home gym model started become the model of gyms all over the world. While I was growing with DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training, people all over were starting to get a better, not awesome, but better understanding of this idea of functional fitness. Besides being a powerful way of making the body perform and look better, functional training was also ushering in the ability to use a few pieces of strength equipment to do so much in your workouts!
Ironically one of the first places that DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training was Mark’s Daily Apple where he raved about the Thruster as one of the best exercises. Even they didn’t know how many ways you make this a power house exercise!
What functional training allowed for is having the ability to develop incredible fitness results no matter where you were able to train. No longer was great fitness only possible at expensive gyms where most people didn’t want to be anyways. Whether you wanted to train at home, outside, or you did enjoy going to the local gym, you weren’t restricted in the results you could achieve.