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Ultimate Sandbag Fitness Brings Strength Training Come Alive!

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Crazy to think it has ben almost ten years since I embarked on one of the coolest and most important programs I have ever been a part of in my career. That was when I was asking in 2009 to create a program for the U.S. Army Special Forces Recruiting Battalion to help soldiers more successfully pass the selection process. Pretty amazing opportunity, but a very serious one as well. The stipulations were quite tough too. The program had to be progressive, help improve performance and reduce injury, oh, and HAD to be able to be done anywhere! As many things with our DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training program, when we see a challenge, we look for innovation.

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Working with these amazing organizations has been some of the most amazing honor we have been given at DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training.

How do you do it? How do you give people great training, thoughtful progressions, keep true to what you are doing, AND make it where anywhere can be a great gym?! This was the start of our development of our DVRT Water Bags. Yes, DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training isn’t always about sand! 

We had the same fear about using water that so many others have. For one, can we make something that wouldn’t cause a flood in your gym? Second, could we make the training as purposeful as we have seen with DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training?


A whole gym that could go anywhere with a lot of weight is a pretty amazing opportunity that DVRT Water Bags has offered us. 

Most people see water fillers implements and love the novelty of the training, but is it actually purposeful? The very heart of everything we do in DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training is based around having great purpose and intent, could water based implements be the same? 

We questioned this because when we look at things like slosh pipes, yea, they are unstable. However, they are often SO unstable that people just look to survive the exercise, they don’t actually show how they became better. Sure, you have people say that it worked with the “stabilizers” but how do you know that, what have people seen an improvement upon?

That is why we designed our DVRT Water Bags to have instability, but also be progressive. Having multiple water fillers not only allow you to easily change the weight, but keeps the instability more progressive. Research has shown time and time again that if instability is TOO great, then our body doesn’t get stronger. That is why we look in DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training to keep our instability as incremental as possible.

Thanks to the fact we manipulate dimension of our Ultimate Sandbag shell we can build more progressive means of instability. Smaller Ultimate Sandbags help introduce the instability water units provide and larger ones can amplify it (even if we don’t change the actual load that much). 

Understanding the difference of how we are trying to use our DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training concepts to our Water Bags is in understanding how to best use these tools. Water becomes truly “alive” when you add motion to it. So, in the second video below you will see some great ways to introduce our DVRT Water Bags. However, if you really want to feel how alive they can be, below is some of my favorite ways to add motion to them. Adding more directional movement or putting them in the shoulder position, really amplifies what our Water Bags can bring to your training!

The best way to get introduced to the instability of our DVRT Ultimate fitness Water Bags is to work on holding them in the Front Load position, progress them to the Shoulder/Suitcase, then actually add motion to them in drills such as Around the Worlds, Arc Presses, MAX Lunges, Shoveling, and Shucking. 

You will be surprised in the subtle ways that his instability works your body and your movement accuracy. Quickly you can identify your weaknesses and find where you compensate. That means when you go back to more stable environments your body is working so much smarter. Plus, when you see how much effort your body expends stabilizing you AND the weight, your energy expenditure goes through the roof!

What we hope you realize is that EVERYTHING we do in DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training is to accomplish a specific goal, to resolve a common issue, in other words, how to make your training as good as possible!

That is why we have tried to make our DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training as accessible to people as possible. You can get BOTH our sand and water systems for a small upgrade and save 25% when you use coupon code “summersale” HERE! If you spend over $150 you will also get 3 year long DVRT training programs because we want you to know HOW to use this great training as well. Great training can be fun and effective if you have the right intent behind you!