Jessica Bento, MSPT
I didn’t know either, what the heck were these empty bags Josh was selling? That was my initial reaction when we were first dating and he was explaining to me what he did. Hmmm, talk about guys with odd professions!
As time went on though and he showed me what he was doing I began to get it. This was something special. You see I never really cared about loading up the barbell as heavy as possible. I had always trained for different reasons.
Whether it was my competitive swimming days, or now as a physical therapist, my goal was to move and be strong.The idea of standing in a rack with a barbell just moving up and down never really interested me. Watching how we move with the Ultimate Sandbag does get me excited.
To be honest, I really didn’t know what to think when I first saw the DVRT system, but some things you just have to experience. I could have been judgmental and dismissed what Josh was doing as weird. Maybe it was because I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt, or in reality, maybe I knew what I was trying to do in my own fitness program wasn’t working.
I had missed feeling athletic because I was one of the millions that had bad low back pain, I had torn up my shoulders, I had done an overall number on my body. That is another big reason the more traditional forms of strength training really never appealed to me, because it hurt!
When Josh explained to me more and more of what DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training really was, the more excited I became. He would refer to concepts of how the body really works and I’ve never heard them used in fitness or strength training. These were often ideas that we used in physical therapy, but there did seem to be a gap.
I wanted to slap myself. How could we be using these concepts in therapy, but we didn’t have people continue them in strength and fitness. No wonder people often relapsed in their pain and to be honest, I couldn’t consistently make myself better.
One of the most frustrating aspects of being a physical therapist is what happens after our treatments are done. The job of a physical therapist is to, “develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.” Sounds great, but what do people do AFTER they can work with me?
DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training represents a fitness system that can not only continue to build people’s health, movement, fitness, and strength, but actually gives more more tools to help treat people.
Whether you want to call it functional fitness, or movement strength, DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training is the most comprehensive system I have ever seen or experienced in developing real world fitness.
A recent concept that Josh and Troy Anderson spoke about that got me even MORE excited about DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training was that of “Impact Resistance 360”. The idea of not just producing strength is all sorts of angles and positions, but learning how to resist movement as well. Most of the people I see are injured because they don’t have the strength to resist the stress life puts on their body.
You see lifting something in the real world doesn’t just mean moving up and down, but learning to resist forces pulling you in many directions. Why do strong people in the gym hurt their themselves lifting a pencil? You got it, they don’t resist movement well!
That is why I am excited to be a part of the DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training team and want to continue to share with you the programs, workouts, and exercises that have personally made such a positive impact on myself.
Check out today’s DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training workout and see how we build movement strength and become “impact resistant”!