It is a bit odd. It is a big change that I have seen and to be honest, it has taken me a bit of time to get use to. What is “it”?
For most of my career in the fitness industry I have used exercise programs as a means to getting people to their goals. Those could have been losing weight, increasing performance in their sport, or improve their quality of life.
In fact, one of my proudest moments was one of my very first clients. I began working with Howard when he was in his early 60’s. Far from an elite athlete, Howard just wanted to keep his weight down, improve his golf game, and feel good.
I’ll be the first to admit, this are quite vague goals. However, Howard did have a way of measuring all these things. His pants had to stay the same size or go smaller, if he had to go up a belt notch or pant size, things were not good. His golf game was wildly unpredictable (as are most), but he knew if what we were doing was good by how he felt when he drove the ball, or more importantly how little soreness he would feel in his back.
Things were great for some time, but Howard came to me with some real issues. One of the included a badly degenerating hip that doctors knew at one time or another was going to be replaced.
Almost eight years later that time did come. We had been able to prolong him but at the same time our success was a bit scary. Now eight years older and close to his 70’s, going through a major surgery like a hip replacement is a bit scary.
Thankfully Howard came out of surgery just fine, but in private his wife conveyed to me her great concern. She was quite concerned as Howard had always been quite independent, but the doctor told her that Howard wouldn’t be able to do simple things like put on his socks because of the surgery.
“Who is going to put on his socks?” She asked. It wasn’t that she wasn’t willing to do anything for her husband, but this was a big shock to both. This was a major change from being independent to completely dependent.
I told her, “he will.”
I was completely confident that Howard would not only be able to put his socks on again, but keep his independence as well. In about six weeks Howard’s wife called me as she was very excited! She couldn’t wait to tell me how she was in complete and total shock of what she saw.
She walked into her bedroom and found Howard on the ground. No, hadn’t fallen, rather he had squatted down and was looking underneath his bed for a shoe. Why was such a small thing like this such a big deal?
Getting in that position, bending like he was, these were things that the doctors had told him would pretty much be impossible! She also didn’t hesitate to tell me that he had not only put on his socks, but his shoes as well.
Shortly after Howard was back golfing better than ever and his doctors were extremely happy about his recovery.
Why do I tell you Howard’s story?
We never trained to improve him in a specific lift or exercise. We worked a host of movements and patterns. Howard trained to improve his goals, we used exercise and training to make his life better, not get him better at exercising.
The idea that so many people lose sight of why they are using fitness in the first place often leads to misdirected training.
I do understand this idea a little though. Putting yourself through a challenging workout day in and day out can be tough. It can be hard to keep a clear vision of goals.
Having short-term means of knowing, “I am doing better” are important. Yet, you can’t lose sight of the bigger picture.
That is why DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training is based around one singular movement.
That is why I have never told you how much weight you need to lift in our DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training programs.
I also realize that leaves some of you wondering, “am I getting better?”, “how do I compare with others?”
One of our biggest goals with DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training is to train you to be strong in many different ways, to move better, perform better, and to be able to demonstrate your improved fitness in a host of different ways.
That is why I am going to share with you a variety of different DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training challenge workouts. You will find some that have a great variety of Ultimate Sandbag Training drills and some that are much more narrow focus.
The goal is to be good at both and these DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training workouts are designed for various purposes.
Instead of trying to figure out how DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training can help your goals, try these workouts! They provide a very unique feel and it is a program that is honestly impossible to describe in writing, you have to feel it!
Recently I got to speak with best selling author and top fat loss expert, Alwyn Cosgrove. His Results Fitness has been a big supporter of our DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training for quite some time. He chuckled as we were speaking about DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training and said, “your videos make it look to easy, you have NO idea what it feels like till you try it, you have to actually DO IT!” I can’t argue with Alwyn, don’t just watch these videos, try these DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training Challenge workouts and see how you improve performing them once a month to keep your DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training focused and motivated!