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    I've been eating paleo for about 6 months now but I've only recently began exercising (though I have been playing sports recreationally for a while now). Been doing bodyweight exercises for the past 2 weeks. I want to start Lifting Heavy Things because I want to gain weight and muscle. But I do not have any kind of weight set nor the money needed to buy one or a gym membership.

    I have seen some threads on here advocating sand. 50 pound bags of sand cost around $3 at Home Depot, so that certainly solves my money problem. But can I get big using only sand bags and, say, deadlifting them in a recycling bin?

    Again, I'm a beginner when it comes to weightlifting.
    Yes, the real Dirk.

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    I'm sure Coach Palfrey will be along shortly, but the short answer is yes, with the proper programming you certainly can get some good results from sandbag training. I've also found really heavy rocks to be useful during times when I had no access to equipment. I've even seen people who use cement buckets.
    Josh Vernier, CPT

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    • #3
      Yeah I was using cement buckets for a while, pretty ghetto. I know you can deadlift & squat sandbags.
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      • #4
        Bodyweight workouts.
        Meat is Prized, Wheat is Despised.

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        • #5
          Mark's free primal fitness ebook has you use your body weight as heavy lifting but as you progress you should search here and his blog for how to make sandbag weights, and other such home made weights.
          Found Mark's post on sandbags http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-s...#axzz207ejDIPg
          Last edited by KerryK; 07-09-2012, 04:08 AM.
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          • #6
            I'll add a vote for Convict Conditioning, by Paul Wade (Amazon.com: Convict Conditioning: How to Bust Free of All Weakness Using the Lost Secrets of Supreme Survival Strength (9780938045762): Paul Wade: Books). Changing the leverage has you moving considerable amounts of weight. And the progressions (if you follow them) prevent injuries from too much, too fast.

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            • #7
              The easiest and cheapest thing to do is add those home depot bags of sand into a larger duffel bag or backpack. You can get very strong with sandbag training. Start with something simple like a deadlift and oh press session, and a squat and floor press session.

              The one major issue with sandbag training is that you won't be able to oh press or squat anything that you can't also clean - but that will just make you more of a badass.

              Don't get bogged down by the differences between sand, rocks, logs, barbells, kettlebells, dumbbells etc. On a simple level, if you can deadlift something that weighs 400lb+ then you're strong.
              Sandbag Training For MMA & Combat Sports
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              • #8
                Bottom line (to piggyback Coach Palfrey's response): Lift heavy stuff. Get stronger. Lift heavier stuff.

                As long as you keep getting stronger, it doesn't matter what tools you use.
                Josh Vernier, CPT

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                "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Coach Palfrey View Post
                  if you can deadlift something that weighs 400lb+ then you're strong.
                  You're setting the low bar kinda high, Coach! (In other words, you just called me a weakling)
                  The Champagne of Beards

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
                    You're setting the low bar kinda high, Coach! (In other words, you just called me a weakling)
                    Sorry man. I was actually going to say 500lb+.
                    Sandbag Training For MMA & Combat Sports
                    Sandbag Training Guide on Kindle
                    The Complete Guide To Sandbag Training
                    Brute Force Sandbags
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                    • #11
                      What if I'm a teeny female but I can deadlift 1.5x my bodyweight? Does that make me a little bit strong?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Coach Palfrey View Post
                        Sorry man. I was actually going to say 500lb+.
                        In that case, I thank you for your restraint!
                        The Champagne of Beards

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Goldie View Post
                          What if I'm a teeny female but I can deadlift 1.5x my bodyweight? Does that make me a little bit strong?
                          1.6 and you've got a deal.
                          Sandbag Training For MMA & Combat Sports
                          Sandbag Training Guide on Kindle
                          The Complete Guide To Sandbag Training
                          Brute Force Sandbags
                          www.facebook.com/sandbagfitness
                          http://fitedia.com/ - Health and Fitness eBooks, video, audio and workshops

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
                            In that case, I thank you for your restraint!
                            Ha!
                            Sandbag Training For MMA & Combat Sports
                            Sandbag Training Guide on Kindle
                            The Complete Guide To Sandbag Training
                            Brute Force Sandbags
                            www.facebook.com/sandbagfitness
                            http://fitedia.com/ - Health and Fitness eBooks, video, audio and workshops

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                            • #15
                              Dirk, If you have access to a back yard and some landscaping stones (from a retaining wall) your problems are solved. You can also purchase said stones at home depot for really cheap, and they come in different sizes/weights. I simply take a stone from my retaining wall, ~10-12lbs, I hold it over my head, throw it using alternating arms, do push-ups on it, squat over it and in one motion pick it up and throw it over my head so it lands 15ft behind me (make sure kids and pets are in house) etc etc.

                              I also dug up a huge flag stone ~25 -30 lbs, I do walking and stationary lunges holding the flag stone at chest level, when I am standing up from the lunge, I push the stone above my head the work my shoulders/back. Both are great work outs. You may look a little funny to the neighbors though... thatís why I said backyard.

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