I woke-up with a very surprising email this morning. As I am a victim of technology, as I am trying to open my eyes first thing in the morning, I reach over and grab my phone. Half awake, half asleep and trying to feed some anxious dogs, I was at first taken back by an email from a strength coach that I would consider a friend.
“I thought we were friends….” it started off. All I could wonder was, “what did I say?!”
The love you can only get from friends that under take our Burly Ultimate Sandbag challenges!!
Fortunately, my concerns were quickly squashed when he told me WHY he was so upset with me. He explained that he had performed a three exercise workout with a 100 pound Burly Ultimate Sandbag last night. Yea, just three exercises, JUST 100 pounds (wink, wink). What seemed like such a simple workout, with what, not a lot of of weight (at least according to a lot of people) to a well trained strength coach ended up being a pretty brutal workout.
Of course I had to give him a bit of a hard time! “What, just 100 pound Burly Ultimate Sandbag with 5 reps of these three exercises?” I am sure when he read that punching me in the face would have been the preferred response. In truth, I am actually really happy when coaches and fitness pros have experiences like this. No, not because I want to torture them (well, maybe a little bit;), but because I want them to learn the lessons of DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training.
The lessons? Maybe principles would be a better word, but experiencing them sometimes teaches us some intense lessons.
One of the most important being that weight IS NOT all the same. Yea, we talk about leverage and dimension with DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training, people nod their heads, it makes sense. However, to be fair, most people have no real reference point to say, “yea, I have experienced something like that”. Almost everything in the gym is pretty much the same size, leverage is very similar, etc. So, when you do that first Clean, that first Front Loaded Squat, the light bulbs go off. “HOLY CRAP!” is typically the response people use when they use a weight significantly less than what they are use to.
Principle two, instability comes from more than just a moving object. Yea, I know, we all started using “sandbags” because they were suppose to be really unstable. Well, firstly, most people pack them so tight that they really aren’t all that unstable, but that is a subject for another time. What people don’t understand about instability, is that it should be as incremental as the weights you use, the reps you perform, and the rest you take.
In DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training we have instability in the handles we use (yes, using the RIGHT handles for a DVRT drill makes ALL the difference!), we have instability in the size of the Ultimate Sandbag (dimension plays a role if not more so than load), and we have how we hold the Ultimate Sandbag (a Front Loaded Ultimate Sandbag Squat is NOT a Percher or Front Squat with a barbell!). When you put all of this together you get that “WTF” look from people during their first workout.
The best part is that it doesn’t have to be super complex to really appreciate and understand these concepts. Watch today’s DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training workout, it is simple, but NOT easy! If you can use a Burly Ultimate Sandbag, ladies you can use 60 pounds, guys under 200 pounds use 80 pounds, guys over try 100 pound Burly Ultimate Sandbag. If you don’t have one use what you have, but we also have a great sale going on if you want to add a simple piece of equipment that will keep challenging you time and time again!
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My biggest hope is that you try and use these concepts and send me emails like the one I got today. I love them because it tells me that we have opened you up to a whole new way to reach your fitness potential!
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