There is a fine line to me between whining and problem solving. Whining,usually revolves around identifying a problem, but offering no solution. Being a problem solver is similar, we find the problem, but actually propose a way to resolve the issue. In our world of DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training we are all about problem solving. Not just fitness goals, but the all the training variables that make up an effective and successful fitness program.
As I spoke about in my last Ultimate Sandbag Training post, which includes changing the way we see fitness training, the environment, equipment, and thought process. In all honesty, when people think about strength training they think of relatively non-athletic forms of training. We don’t move from one position, the exercises are very linear in nature, and most of all very predictable.
I have noticed this has caused a flux of people looking for alternatives. Most recently I have heard many coaches speak about combining weight training with body weight exercises for more optimal training. The talk centers around weight training being your “strength” work whereas body weight is athletic, mobility, regenerative, in other words, almost rebuilding the body from the beating that weight training poses.
What truly odd thinking. Why use any form of fitness training that doesn’t improve the way we move, function, and feel. It makes me think of the great saying strength coach, Dan John, has in regards to squatting. Coach John often likes to poke fun at those that believe squatting is bad for their body by stating, “squatting doesn’t hurt your knees, the way YOU squat hurts your knees!” The same can be said about the way most people perform their weight training. Weight training shouldn’t be non-athletic, or beat your body up, but that is the way MOST people perform their training.
I fell into that trap, lifting hard and heavy for many years. I started to wonder what good is training if it begins to make you hurt and move worse? That is one big reason I didn’t want DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training to repeat the mistakes of most weight training programs. What if weight training could be as regenerative as body weight training? What is weight training didn’t break down how you move and feel, but improved how your body felt after training? THAT was the goal of DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training.
How could we use the DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training system to enhance movement, strength, power, athleticism, and conditioning? We would have to change how we saw weight training and go beyond the numbers. For an industry so engrained in the looking at numbers, would DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training be a better solution?
Getting over the numbers (the weight, the repetitions, etc.) can be one of the greatest challenges of delving into the DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training system. Looking instead at the quality and complexity of movement is far more challenging, yet also with greater rewards.
Is there any science to back up what I am suggesting? Absolutely! Two principles in the DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training system that make it quite unique are the ideas of both using body and load position to make an Ultimate Sandbag Training exercise more challenging. The reason for doing so is to provide progressive instability while still applying strength. But does this concept work?
A 2012 study by Saeterbakken et al compared barbell versus dumbbell training in the overhead press and standing versus seated. The dumbbells were used as a form of unstable load and the standing position was a form of unstable body position. What was found? “…the exercise with the greatest stability requirement (standing and dumbbells) demonstrated the highest neuromuscular activity of the deltoid muscles, although this was the exercise with the lowest 1-RM strength.” In layman terms, the exercise with the combination of unstable body and load actually stimulated more muscles than the more stable implement and body position even though more weight was used in the stable exercise. Yes, numbers can lie.
Numbers are part of the equation and just trying to make things crazy unstable or novel isn’t what DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training is all about. Instead, we want to make DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training a specific system and to create programs based around principles and progressions. Sounds good, but that can be all overwhelming.
That is why 2013 has not been about coming out with more training tools (we don’t believe that Ultimate Sandbag Training is even close to be taken to its heights), rather more education and programming. That is why today we are excited to announce the release of our new program “Incineration”. A three month program demonstrating how to apply the principles of the DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training system to the dynamic Ultimate Sandbag and body weight exercises. This isn’t a dumbed down home training program, rather, demonstrating the greater potential of these training methods.
Full follow along workouts with specific progressions to match any fitness level make “Incineration” a complete training program. Our top five DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training workouts are taught with specific instructions and then we take you through these challenging workouts. As always, I want you to experience the power of DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training without breaking the bank. So, from now till Friday, our initial launch of “Incineration” can be purchased for just $19.99 when using the coupon code “Incineration”. I promise you this DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training program will change how you see weight and strength training! GO HERE to get Incineration before the pre-sale ends Friday!