Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Monday, 30 August 2010

New Exercise Page

We've just added an exercise page to the site. We'll be archiving all of the instructional information here for your reference.

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Todays Workout

21 Sandbag Thrusters, 42 Box Jumps - 4 rounds for time.

Target: 20" Box, 25 kg Sandbag.

Record time.

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Sunday, 29 August 2010

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Todays Workout

20-1 Sandbag Thrusters and Burpees.

Start by performing 20 Sandbag Thrusters then 20 Burpees. Then move onto 19 of each, then 18 etc.

The last round is 1 repetition of each.

Record your time.

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How to follow Sandbag Fitness

The premise of sandbag fitness is simple. You practice the exercises, follow the workouts and record your performance. You consistently try to improve your technique in each of the exercises and, if necessary, try to move from a beginners version to the gold-standard or advanced version.

You should also record all of your perfromances in the workouts. Over time, you'll be looking to improve these. This could be a faster time for a set workout, progressing to a heavier sandbag, adding more repetitions or simply improving your technique.

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Friday, 27 August 2010

Get Started!

Don't waste your money on a high tech sandbag that costs £100 (insert appropriate currency here) - I predominantly use a sandbag that costs £1.50, apply some duck tape and I'm ready to go!

This, coupled with some imagination, creates the ability to develop some seriously high level conditioning. Plus, the sandbag is an odd, awkward object to lift. This helps to develop, dare I say it, some 'functional' fitness.

The idea behind Sandbag Fitness is that anyone, anywhere can improve their ability to move and be healthy. There are some great resources out there for garage-style fitness and we prefer to rub shoulders with them rather than the big-box commercial gyms "where dreams and goals go to die".

The Basics

Here is one of my 25kg bags:

An improvised box for performing box jumps and other agility movements:

This platform sits at around 20 inches but you can add more or less dependent on your current fitness level.

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