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  • No Gym? No Worries!

    For all of you who've yet to discover sandbag training and what a great non-gym option it is, here are a few links to some great free info:

    Latest blog post:

    No Gym, No Equipment, No Worries! – Sandbag Fitness

    A range of articles on sandbag training and a free 47-page report:

    Articles – Sandbag Fitness

    2 free sandbag training guides (a general one and one aimed at martial artists and mma):

    Free Stuff – Sandbag Fitness

    How to perform some of the key exercises:

    Exercises – Sandbag Fitness

    And here's a picture of some handsome devil sandbag training:

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    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

  • #2
    This thread must be "shamelessly promote my blog/website thread".

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    • #3
      Originally posted by AlexChaos View Post
      This thread must be "shamelessly promote my blog/website thread".
      This comment must be "unimaginative wise-ass comment".
      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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      • #4
        Originally posted by AlexChaos View Post
        This thread must be "shamelessly promote my blog/website thread".
        Sure, but by a long time member that brings a lot to the dialog and adds a lot of value. Same could be said of Al Kavadlo's posts, which are super helpful and inspirational.

        Keep on keeping on, Coach

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        • #5
          Is it okay to ask a question about these sandbags? When it says that a sandbag is 120lbs does that mean only 120lbs of sand will fit? Or does it mean that the seams will break with more than 120lbs in it? And if so, what do you do if you want to lift 200lbs seeing as how the 200lb sandbags have no handles?
          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by OneDeltaTenTango View Post
            Sure, but by a long time member that brings a lot to the dialog and adds a lot of value. Same could be said of Al Kavadlo's posts, which are super helpful and inspirational.
            That's true. You are right. I checked out the blog and it does have solid info.

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            • #7
              I was introduced to a new sandbag move recently: sandbag turkish getups. Oof. I was more intimate with that sandbag than I was with my last boyfriend.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by AlexChaos View Post
                That's true. You are right. I checked out the blog and it does have solid info.
                Good on ya, mate.

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                • #9
                  Okay and thank you very much for share these links.

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                  • #10
                    I'll have to look at those, I've filled my old gym bag with 25kg of sand so far, I'll get another bag soon and break it down to a 15kg and 10kg bag to add as it's rather light for deadlifts and squats, but ok for OH presses while I get used to lifting something other than me.

                    So thanks coach - you have inspired me to lift sandbags
                    You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by OneDeltaTenTango View Post
                      Sure, but by a long time member that brings a lot to the dialog and adds a lot of value. Same could be said of Al Kavadlo's posts, which are super helpful and inspirational.

                      Keep on keeping on, Coach
                      Thanks OneDeltaTenTango - it means a lot.
                      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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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                        Is it okay to ask a question about these sandbags? When it says that a sandbag is 120lbs does that mean only 120lbs of sand will fit? Or does it mean that the seams will break with more than 120lbs in it? And if so, what do you do if you want to lift 200lbs seeing as how the 200lb sandbags have no handles?
                        It depends really on what type of sandbag it is. The brute force strongman bag (which is the camo one you see on my blog) works best at around 120lbs of sand as that still gives it some room to move about. A little movement in the bag increases the challenge. The seams are tested well above the max capacity so no worries about them breaking.

                        I also have a handleless sandbag (heavy hitter) that loads to 200lbs. You're right that having no handles is going to make it considerably harder to lift but that's all part of the fun! I tend to do things like shoulders, cleans, oh presses and bear hug movements with it rather than other lifts - think of a handleless sandbag as being more comparable to an atlas stone than a barbell.
                        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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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by heatseeker View Post
                          I was introduced to a new sandbag move recently: sandbag turkish getups. Oof. I was more intimate with that sandbag than I was with my last boyfriend.
                          The sandbag get up is a great variation. Are you doing it from the shoulder or hand? And yeah, I'm pretty close to my sandbag too
                          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 Tribal Rob View Post
                            I'll have to look at those, I've filled my old gym bag with 25kg of sand so far, I'll get another bag soon and break it down to a 15kg and 10kg bag to add as it's rather light for deadlifts and squats, but ok for OH presses while I get used to lifting something other than me.

                            So thanks coach - you have inspired me to lift sandbags
                            Thanks Tribal Rob - feel free to drop me a line anytime if you have any questions. I have a few different weights too. I still do lots of bodyweight work but the sandbag is a great addition for things like cleans, and extra weight for squats and other difficult-to-do-with-bodyweight moves like round the worlds.
                            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
                              Originally posted by Coach Palfrey View Post
                              Thanks Tribal Rob - feel free to drop me a line anytime if you have any questions. I have a few different weights too. I still do lots of bodyweight work but the sandbag is a great addition for things like cleans, and extra weight for squats and other difficult-to-do-with-bodyweight moves like round the worlds.
                              There is so much to learn just lifting, let alone other fitness aspects, it's all rather exciting, but I little overwelming knowing where to start, especially as I want to try everything

                              Thanks, I'm using the sand-bag to supliment bodyweight training and hopefully to give progressions in reps and movements by training in a different way, ie hopefully I can up my press-up numbers by doing less reps with a heavy bag, and I can build up strenght to do handstand push ups with OH presses, pistols by doing weighted squats. But once I'm used to and got the basic lifts down it I'm gonna start doing different interesting things.
                              You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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