No, it isn’t “Throwback Thursday”, but I did go through some of our almost 600 training videos to find some serious classics. I was looking for some of our videos that really demonstrated where DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training can go. Are these relatively advanced drills? ABSOLUTELY, heck, you can see Coach Anderson get his butt kicked on one repetition here. So, why show you such tough DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training?
I think that a lot of people believe that DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training is just good for a few cool squats, maybe cleans, oh yea, don’t forget those runs! What this really shows is how movement oriented these DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training drills can be. Dare I say “functional”? No, not the goofy wobbly board or squishy surface area of drills. Rather, what these DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training drills show is that we need to teach the body to move in the manner it is meant! That means adding progressive layers of that all so important concept of complexity.
What makes an exercise complex? This is rather simple when you understand our DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training principles. If you can grasp onto these four DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training concepts you will find not only do you have more great exercises to choose from, but more effective programs/workouts.
-Plane of Motion
-Dimension of Ultimate Sandbag
Now, I am a relatively simple type of person even though these may sound like complicated ideas. The names sake really do explain what these principles are about.
Holding position: How do we hold the Ultimate Sandbag when we perform a movement. In the squat progressions we have a bunch of different holding positions that stress the body differently just by switching the holding position. For example, holding the Ultimate Sandbag in a Bear Hug position is VERY different than a Shoulder position.
Body position: Stole this idea from how most progress bodyweight movements. Just make really small changes to how you stand when you perform your DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training movements. This is really helpful in your pressing type of movements where a little change in your body position can make an exercise feel brand new.
Planes of Motion: This may be far more new for many. Think simply that our body can move in three dimensions of movement. How does that impact your workouts? You can make an exercise not just feel new, but become more challenging by changing the plane of motion you are working in. Other times it is about learning how to RESIST some of these planes of motion that makes the body more resilient.
Dimension of Ultimate Sandbag: Probably the most under appreciated concept and unique attribute of DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training. However, we have to seriously consider the dimension and not just load of your Ultimate Sandbag. Remember, Ultimate Sandbags can become heavier, larger, or both! In the case of a Bear Hug Squat, larger size Ultimate Sandbags work better than smaller ones. In a Clean and Press, larger Ultimate Sandbags are more unstable than smaller ones.
If you can watch our videos like the ones in today’s post with these four ideas in mind, you are going to see your functional fitness workouts skyrocket.