If there is ONE thing I have learned over the past 12 years of teaching DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training is that people DO NOT like change! Sure, it seems obvious in other parts of our lives, heck, I don’t like to change either. However, one thing I have always really prided ourselves was on our willingness to change when we saw better ways of doing things! It isn’t necessarily a painless process, but I am far more interested in doing the thing that WORKS than being right.
I know that sounds like a lot of self-praise, but if you just go back in our Youtube history you can see how MUCH we have changed since day one! (seriously, you can check it out HERE, but you can get lost in all the videos!) You may wonder why we don’t take down the videos that show things we really don’t do anymore? Well, because it shows our growth, evolution, and the fact there wasn’t a book to follow into how to use sandbags, something that people think exists but really didn’t!
I share this with you because I am still amazed even today how many people are apprehensive about DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training not because of the DVRT part, but because of the Ultimate Sandbag aspect. You see, if I just put DVRT principles and concepts in terms of barbells, dumbbells, and even kettlebells I think very few people would have any problem with finding DVRT to be incredibly powerful. Actually I know this because I have done so on social media at times and the response has been huge!
This kettlebell series was inspired by simply combining elements of DVRT of planes of motion and body position.
So…..outside of just selling you Ultimate Sandbags why bother pushing something that seems like could be accomplished with something else? Well, THAT is the thing, it can’t! As much as I enjoy using other functional fitness tools, I am not as interested in just using other “stuff” as I am in doing BETTER training. That means knowing what certain tools allow us to do and others do not. It is about choosing the RIGHT tool for the job, sometimes that is your favorite tool, sometimes not!
How do I know, does this REALLY matter? Well, I recently got to start working with a woman who has goals of passing her kettlebell certification. She has been to the certifications a few times and still never passed. In speaking with her, she is definitely one that will do the work, so it wasn’t an effort thing. It was very obvious she practiced, took criticism, and wanted to be better, but how come she wasn’t? A mutual friend of ours introduced us and asked if I could help her pass.
After evaluating her strengths and weaknesses I started her on a program that was JUST DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training. It wasn’t to JUST do something different, it was because I wanted her to learn specific skills of fitness she hadn’t quite acquired yet. I wanted to use the Ultimate Sandbag to give her feedback upon what she was suppose to feel and do during certain exercises.
Interestingly, even though I could tell she was open to it, there was also a note of skepticism. However, she put faith in me and recently she wrote me the following….
“Dear Genius Sandbag Mad Scientist,
Always a constant skeptic but always willing to try new things-I didn’t doubt your system, I just didn’t expect it to create such vast improvements so fast! On top of FINALLY being able to sense what the hell is going on when I squat and feeling what hip stability feels like for the first time in my life (it’s like a whole new world!) My work has improved, my deep tissue pressure has gotten stronger, and I feel less beat up after a day of work. And the cherry on top, I’m noticing changes in my physique. So, thank you!!!!! #addicted”
I really don’t mind skepticism, I actually embrace it. That is because I want us to prove to you how DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training works, I don’t want blind faith! That is why we have a 30 day money back guarantee and I don’t want you to just buy an Ultimate Sandbag. Believe it or not, we have people asking us if they can use the Ultimate Sandbag for “this and that” and we tell them we aren’t probably right for them. Yes, we tell people NOT to buy if they don’t want to use the system!!!!
That is because they are synergistic, the system and the implement. In fact, recently when a friend came to me with odd shoulder pain I wanted to give him a program he could do at home. Yes, I had him get an Ultimate Sandbag not because I wanted my friend to have one. Rather, there were just concepts, ideas, movements, that I needed him to learn and I JUST could not replicate it with any other equipment. To my pleasant surprise, he was actually really excited! No, he wasn’t excited about using an Ultimate Sandbag, he was excited how fast his shoulder started to feel better.
The moral of these stories is really two fold. Firstly, I don’t want to stop you from what you love to do, I want to teach you how to do those things better! At the same time, I want people to gain a deeper understanding of their training. You don’t have to be a fitness professional to do so either, but it is YOUR body, you SHOULD want to really understand WHY you are doing things and what you are teaching it. Every workout is a like a school lesson, an opportunity to make your body better and smarter. Choosing what you want to teach your body is important. These results we get with DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training aren’t magic and they aren’t unusual, they are just based on teaching the body to move better.
So, even if you are the least bit skeptical, I welcome questions, concerns, and everything in between. All I ask is the faith that our program can help you reach your goals. If you REALLY want to learn HOW to change your fitness, you definitely want to check out our upcoming DVRT Educational events HERE or at the very least, take our 30 day money back guarantee of our DVRT Ultimate Sandbags HERE