It doesn’t make any sense does it?
This question was posed to me by DVRT Master Chief Instructor and resident deep thinker, Troy Anderson.
“How can you expect people to believe that $50 could be worth more than $200?!”
What in the WORLD was Anderson talking about?
We were discussing the simple fact that what we promote at DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training could seem crazy to many. After all, how could something that is lighter be actually harder than something heavier?!
It is like the age old joke, which is heavier, 1000 pound of feathers or 1000 pounds of rocks?
To ask you to think that the loads we are using in DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training are actually more demanding that what you are use to using in the gym is crazy, but it is EXACTLY what we are doing!!!
How in the world can such a thing be possible?
The first most obvious answer is that an Ultimate Sandbag is not a static object. The subtle shifts, deviations, movements, are JUST enough to challenge our movement accuracy, but STILL build great levels of strength.
How different? I remember at one of our DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training certs we had a coach attend that was just a brick sh%t house! Probably about 6’4, 250 LEAN! In talking about training, he mentioned how he knocked out a set of push presses with 225 for a mere 25 reps!!! Yea, pretty impressive!
So, I thought he would actually destroy our DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training Clean and Press test! After all, it is over 50% less weight and even though it is double the reps, he did that half of that in ONE set with 225. The thought he could do the test in sub 4 minutes actually crossed my mind.
The Marines at Camp Foster found the difference of the DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training Clean and Press first hand!
He admitted right before the test he didn’t spend much time training for the test. His strength and conditioning would seem as though he wouldn’t need to do much to get prepared so I couldn’t blame him completely, except for one big thing! He had no idea that the Ultimate Sandbag required really precise movement.
The test launch and all that became very apparent quickly. For every one repetition he hit, he ended up missing about 3 or 4! You could see frustration, exhaustion, and bewilderment come over him as the challenge continued. In the FINAL seconds he nailed his final rep, JUST making the required repetitions.
Completely spent, he hit the ground like a ton of bricks. “What the hell!” he shouted! He just couldn’t believe that using the Ultimate Sandbag could be SO different than the barbell. What the Ultimate Sandbag did was expose him to deficiencies in his movement strength.
While most would attribute this type of difference JUST in the instability of the Ultimate Sandbag that really isn’t the case. Because most never really take the time to realize ALL the unique aspects of DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training they immediately jump to the “unstable” side.
They are right and wrong at the same time! You see instability isn’t just about the sand shifting. In fact, when the Ultimate Sandbag is moving up and down the sand isn’t shifting all that much. The major difference lies in the distance from the center of mass of the Ultimate Sandbag and the handles of the Ultimate Sandbag. As Ultimate Sandbags get bigger this difference grows exponentially.
That is why this past weekend during our DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training certification I had a coach experience this first hand. While he was dominating the Strength Ultimate Sandbag I told him to move over to the Burly. The weights were about the same so I knew it was well within his ability level. He jumped over and went to clean the Burly Ultimate Sandbag and oooops, didn’t get it!
The Ultimate Sandbag creates a LONGER pull which makes you have to accelerate longer and get the weight higher!
He shot me a glance and a smile really quickly, he understood why I made him make the change. Moving to the Burly made him clean up some technique issues he was able to get away with when he was working on the Strength Ultimate Sandbag.
That is really the beauty of DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training, it makes you be honest about your movement. Every time you think you have it down, just a little change, nuance, alteration of the workout and Ultimate Sandbag makes it feel brand new again!
Experience how DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training changes stability and strength in so many different ways!
So, trying to explain that something that weighs less can be better than something that weighs more isn’t as crazy at it sounds. That is as long as I give you the WHOLE story! Weight isn’t weight and you will find your workouts aren’t the same with DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training.