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We live in a REALLY weird time. Probably more than ever what we see and hear on social media impacts what we do in our fitness programs. To be fair, there is some really good stuff and of course there is not such good stuff.
I don’t just mean whacky exercises, but more so that there is a division between stuff that is meaningful, thoughtful, and purposeful, versus the alway tough to challenge, “hey look at me, this is super cool what I am doing right?” I’ll be honest, it can be hard to distinguish because sometimes they seem very similar.
So, how can you tell what is good and what is more novel? For one, ask yourself a few questions.
“What is the purpose?”
“How do we build up to this?”
“Are we doing just what we are good at while ignoring other qualities of our fitness?”
I like to think with DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training we try to be super aware of such things. It has been funny because social media is such a snippet in time and if you don’t see the whole people get interesting impressions about you.
I can’t tell you how many times I will get one person telling me, “DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training looks cool, but no way I can do THAT exercise. It must be only for elite people.” Then we have the other end of the spectrum of people that look at one of our videos and say, “DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training looks really cool for those in rehab settings but I want to get really fit and strong!”
It seems almost impossible, how can people have such different views? Well, let’s look at an example of how we use DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training to really expose the power of connecting the whole body at once and how this helps fix so many bad shoulders and low backs.
DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training Master, Cory Cripe, recently posted this awesome DVRT drill.
What I loved about this DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training exercise was it wasn’t just a movement based drill. You know those that look really cool but you see a good sized guy holding a 10 pound weight?! No Cory is using a Burly Ultimate Sandbag and that beastly weight WITH good movement and stability makes this a power house drill.
As awesome as this DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training exercise is there are going to be a lot of people that say “cool, but NO WAY I could do it!” That saddens me because the connection Cory is teaching with the core, hips, and shoulders are SO important. Yes, you may not be able to do THIS DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training exercise, but that may not mean you can’t work up to it.
Instead, you might have to work with this series that Jessica Bento shared some time ago. Learning how to use the hips in a smart way and making those early connections of the body.
That’s a great start so how do we add progressive layers? The key to adding more complexity in an exercise is to keep the connections we establish at every level. How do we do this moving through such steps? Follow this DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training series from our Restoration program.
Then we can actually teach the qualities of putting it all together in a DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training workout like this one…
What you are hoping seeing is not just great new exercises to try in your workout, but a way of progressing your training with both movement and load. Building true functional strength is a combination of both and we can’t forget the value they both bring to our training. Try following these steps and always go back to asking yourself those questions about purpose, progression, and programming!
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