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  • Are you looking for a very simple way to build strength?

    I recently posted about my Milo Experiment, a progressive linear strength training programme with my sandbag. Read more about it here:

    Sandbag Fitness: The Milo Experiment Rises From The Ashes!

    In a few months I'm now at the stage where I have outgrown my 200lb sandbag. Not bad for a commitment of 1 lift per day!
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    Nice work there...a bit like greasing the sandbag groove.
    Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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    Don't forget to play!

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    • #3
      What is a sandbag, and can you make one yourself with play sand?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Leida View Post
        What is a sandbag, and can you make one yourself with play sand?
        Just sand inside some sort of duffle bag. I got mine at an army surplus store and the sand was from home depot. When you build yours, make sure to put the sand in several bags so you don't have a bad mess on your hands. I separated mine into 10lb bags and triple-bagged and some have still torn.
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        • #5
          I need to get more sand anyway, but I haven't been able to get past 100lbs... it's freaking hard!
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          • #6
            this is great. any tips for adding small amounts of weight to homemade bags? one pound sandwich bags perhaps?
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            • #7
              I was at an Asian store and had a thought. What if you started with somethink like a 20 lb bag of rice? The bag is usually made out of some tough plastic-like material that would be easy to double bag over (I'd use those super-thick yard waste bags) and should offer some more protection against leakage.

              Of course the rice is going to be a bit more bulky than the sand, but probably not too much so.
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              • #8
                Is there a special technique to this method?
                At what weight do you begin?

                Is it just one lift your doing a day?

                Sounds very interesting, love some basics to go out and try...

                -Shifty
                Shifty's primal journey 2.0 -The daily online account of Shifty's journey in a un-primal world!



                Starting weight - 2.11.13 - 96 kg
                Starting measurement - waist - 116cm
                Numbers change every 50 days

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                • #9
                  It's reminiscent of Pavel's "Power to the People!" book and routine. In it you performed the deadlift and overhead press every day for only one or two sets of 5, adding weight every session, but it was more cyclical in fashion. After two weeks or so you had to deload and build back up again.
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                  • #10
                    I really need this one. Thank you for all the members' suggestions. I've been looking for a thread discussing new techniques in building strength.

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                    • #11
                      A good indoor alternative is to use the small compressed wood pellets for for stoves. Cheap, good weight and if the bad splits and easy clean up.
                      Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
                      PS
                      Don't forget to play!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by primalrob View Post
                        this is great. any tips for adding small amounts of weight to homemade bags? one pound sandwich bags perhaps?
                        That's usually the simplest way if you have a homemade bag. Mine is double-bagged and custom made so that I can literally pour in a little more each day and then seal the whole thing back up.
                        Sandbag Training For MMA & Combat Sports
                        Sandbag Training Guide on Kindle
                        The Complete Guide To Sandbag Training
                        Brute Force Sandbags
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bostonwolf View Post
                          I was at an Asian store and had a thought. What if you started with somethink like a 20 lb bag of rice? The bag is usually made out of some tough plastic-like material that would be easy to double bag over (I'd use those super-thick yard waste bags) and should offer some more protection against leakage.

                          Of course the rice is going to be a bit more bulky than the sand, but probably not too much so.
                          I think rice would work pretty well - go for it!
                          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 shifty1 View Post
                            Is there a special technique to this method?
                            At what weight do you begin?

                            Is it just one lift your doing a day?

                            Sounds very interesting, love some basics to go out and try...

                            -Shifty
                            I started at 40kg but I did have quite a bit of sandbag lifting experience before that.

                            I was completing 1 sandbag ground-to-overhead lift per session and adding approx 1 kg of sand per day.
                            Sandbag Training For MMA & Combat Sports
                            Sandbag Training Guide on Kindle
                            The Complete Guide To Sandbag Training
                            Brute Force Sandbags
                            www.facebook.com/sandbagfitness
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