Courage Corner: Leaving the Big Gym for Better Training
The best gym for big gains can be what you build at home.
9 Unusual Exercises That Will Boost Your Strength
Strength training is a monotonous activity most of the time. Sometimes you just get tired of the exercises you’ve been doing.
Join Us for a Twitter Chat with Ultimate Sandbag Creator Josh Henkin!
On Tuesday, December 10, you can ask Josh Henkin all your questions about sandbags during our #RealKnowledge Twitter chat.
Breaking Muscle HQ
End Sandbag Abuse: The 3 Most Common Sandbag Training Mistakes
Why is it that people freak out over a badly performed snatch or kettlebell swing, but everyone thinks it's okay to have horrible form while using the sandbag?
Product Review: The Ultimate Sandbag
Sick of getting sand in your face when you train with your homemade sandbag? Check out the Ultimate Sandbag for a professional take on old-school training.
Becca Borawski Jenkins
5 Week Sandbag Workout Program: Week 5 - 10 Killer Workouts
The final week of my 5-week sandbag training program includes 10 totally challenging workouts. I want to make sure you've got everything you need to build your performance through using sandbags.
3 Unique Kettlebell and Sandbag Exercise Progressions
Last week we learned why kettlebells and sandbags make great training partners. This week we look at different movement progressions that use both tools, and why these movements are beneficial.
5 Week Sandbag Workout Program: Week 4 - Play Time
We've talked about a lot of serious training with the sandbag the last few weeks. Now it's time for fun. Really. Now it's time to incorporate some play and adventure into our sandbag training.
5 Week Sandbag Workout Program: Week 3 - Planes of Motion
In week 3 we have a small biomechanics lesson. It's time to examine the planes of motion, what that has to do with the sandbag, and how you should be using this knowledge to choose your workouts.
Why and How to Combine Kettlebells and Sandbags (Includes 3 Workouts)
You've got a bunch of kettlebells and sandbags. You've got some amazing tools and here's how to put them together. I'm going to explain the science, show you a video, and give you three workouts.
5 Week Sandbag Workout Program: Week 2 - Building Strength
In part two of this 5-week sandbag training program we look at how to build strength. Specifically, I outline ways to use progressive weight training, i.e. adding a little to build yourself up a lot.
7 Articles For Sandbag Training Fans
Curious about sandbag training? Here are 7 articles for anyone who wants to get started or learn more about this training tool.
Breaking Muscle HQ
5 Week Sandbag Workout Program: Week 1 - Get Started
Get started on 5 weeks of sandbag workouts starting today. Not sure why you should use a sandbag? I'll give you 10 reasons why you should consider adding it to your training routine.
Re-Thinking Functional Movement: The Sling Systems of the Body
Watch this video and read the article to understand the "sling systems" of the body, what's potentially missing from your programming, and exercises you can incorporate to address this.
The 3 Biggest Mistakes in Developing Fitness Programs
Every workout has a weakness, but over-complicating workouts is not the answer. Here are three mistakes I see coaches make when creating workouts that can be easily fixed for better results.
Sandbag Drills: Instability Builds Balance and Strength
The sandbag isn't just something to throw on your shoulder and run with, it's a unique tool in developing stability, balance, and core strength. Read on to find out the best exercises you're missing.
The Most Misunderstood Training Tool: The Sandbag
To create a successful training system with the sandbag we first need to understand what makes it so unique. Instability, dimension, and placement all make the sandbag effective and special.
How to Use Sandbag Training For MMA and Combat Sports
How to build your own sandbag, advice on buying sandbags, and how to use the sandbags to train specifically for MMA, BJJ, and other combat sports. Spice up your workouts with some sand!
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