Fitness is an interesting place. We have people that go die hard on insisting that their “magical” implement can cure cancer and is the secret weapon of some mysterious Eastern European country, or we have people that throw everything into the pot hoping that if you throw great ingredients like chocolate, pizza, and pickles all together something great comes out (if you like that I worry about you!). That is why when we show you our DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workouts we always try to tell you a few things….
First, what does using the Ultimate Sandbag bring to your training? This is something that Jessica and I have been speaking a lot about lately. How people often think we are just giving them another form of resistance when we show them DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workouts.
The truth is we are using the Ultimate Sandbag for the feedback, instability, and what the implement can teach us about our movement and weaknesses. It is about how we use the handles to create better core tension, how we brace the Ultimate Sandbag against our bodies to help maintain better posture, how we create movement with the Ultimate Sandbag to challenge muscles that most fitness programs just can’t hit!
How and why we use Lateral Drags in Ultimate Sandbag workouts is a great example of this concept!
That isn’t it though. We also lead all these posts by saying DVRT when we talk about Ultimate Sandbag workouts. That is because our Dynamic Variable Resistance Training system (DVRT) is at the heart of everything we do in training. That means it is the system, not the implement that dictates what we do in training.
You might be shocked, but that leads us to sometimes not using Ultimate Sandbags if another tool allows us to accomplish the same goal in a better way. Of course that doesn’t mean we start loading the gym with tons of useless equipment, but rather, we look at how DVRT concepts can be applied to similar conceptual tools. By that, I mean functional fitness tools that believe in training the body as a whole and give us the versatility to progress just beyond weight and reps.
So, seeing DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workouts where we layer kettlebells and suspension trainers shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. Especially when we do so with Coach Dos, Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT) concepts along with them. It is combining everything that we come up with super effective DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workouts like today’s!
Yep, Jessica and I did this workout together and you will see it was pretty intense. What I recommend for these DVRT Ultimate Sandbag workouts is two rounds of each alternating rounds of each workout. They are meant to be synergistic so the movements aren’t redundant and work on different fitness qualities at the same time. You will be amazed how much you can get done in a short amount of time when you training is focused on how the body moves and performs.
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