Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Brute Force Heavy Hitter Sandbag - 10% off!

Brute Force Europe are currently offering the Heavy Hitter Sandbag for 10% off!

The Heavy Hitter loads up to 90kg/200lbs and is a great choice for garage gyms, bootcamps, crossfit, strongman, strength coaches and anyone looking to get strong. Plus, it's a great budget option.

I recently ran through a session of Clean and Presses with the Heavy Hitter and it was no joke! (that's around 60kg of sand and still room for another 30kg!)

To get your Heavy Hitter head over to the Brute Force Europe Store:

Monday, 27 February 2012

1000 Push Ups For Charity

I'll be completing 1000 Push Ups for Charity on the 15th March and I'd love your support. Anything you can donate will be gratefully received and all proceeds will go to The Starlight Children's Foundation, which helps seriously and terminally ill children.

The challenge is being run by Your PT and the aim is to complete 20 push ups every 12 minutes over the course of 10 hours. I'm a busy man so I'm going to try and get it done in 1 hour instead. 

I'd really appreciate the support so please consider giving something, not matter how small it is:

I'll be filming the whole, painful experience for your viewing pleasure!


Saturday, 25 February 2012

Todays Workout - Unarmed And Dangerous

5 Pull Ups, 10 Sandbag Push Press, 15 Sandbag Back Squats. 5 rounds.

Men aim for a 40kg sandbag; women aim for 20kg.

Record your time.

Train hard!

And here's a look back at an oft forgotten 80's classic:

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Special Offer on 3 DVD Set

Tom Furman from the Physical Strategies Blog is currently offering a 3 DVD package at the special price of $45 (normally $60). Here's what you get:

  • Activate Your Dynamic Range Of Motion
  • Concrete Conflict & Conditioning
  • Kettlebell 101: Kettlebells For Beginner

For those that don't know, Tom is a lifelong student of the martial arts and exercise science. Tom was one of the first American trainers to become RKC certified for Kettlebell Training in the US, and is quoted twice in "The Naked Warrior" by Pavel Tsatsouline, the founder of RKC. Put simply - he knows his stuff.

I'd urge you to take a look at these DVD's at learn something new...

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Todays Workout - Push, Pull, Skip

20 Sandbag Push Jerks, 10 Pull Ups, 100 Skips. 5 rounds.

Men aim for a 40kg sandbag; women aim for 20kg.

Record your time.

Train hard!

Brute Force Sandbags

Brute Force Europe is now shipping sandbags directly from the US to the UK and Europe. These are the best custom-made sandbags bar none and the only sandbag that I recommend here on Sandbag Fitness.

You can see me training with the Brute Force Sandbag here:

Or check out Brute Force Sandbags for US and the Rest of the World orders

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Todays Workout - It's My Birthday (and I'll cry if I want to)

33 Burpees, 33 Pull Ups, 33 Sandbag Cleans, 33 Sandbag Zercher Squats. 3 rounds. I'm not looking forward to my 34th birthday....

Men aim for a 40kg sandbag; women aim for 20kg.

Record your time.

Train hard!

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Todays Workout - I Must Break You

I would recommend giving this workout a miss unless you:

1. Really want a challenge.

2. You think it can't be that bad.

3. You have a screw loose.

100 Sandbag Overhead Press in as few sets as possible - 100 Skip penalty everytime you drop the bag below chest height.

Follow this immediately with 200 Sandbag Back Squats - 20 Press Ups each time you need to rest.

Complete the whole session with a running clock.

Men aim for a 40 kg sandbag; women aim for 20kg.

Train very hard!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Todays Workout - Push, Pull, Jump

Sandbag Push Press, Pull Ups, Box Jumps. Complete as many repetitions as possible in 1 minute for each of the exercises (do the exercises in sequence using a running clock). Rest for 30 seconds and repeat for a total of 5 rounds. 

Aim to maintain or improve the repetition numbers throughout the 5 rounds.

Men aim for a 30kg sandbag; women aim for 15kg.

Train hard!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

New Article - Unstoppable Strength and Conditioning for MMA: The Sandbag Way

You can read my new article in the Feb/March 2012 issue of My Mad Methods Magazine, out now. It's a must read if you are into MMA, martial arts or any other contact sport.

To get your copy head here:

Or, to learn more about My Mad Methods Magazine and purchase back issues check out their listing on Fitedia:

Friday, 10 February 2012

Todays Workout - Test Your Strength (and conditioning)

Take a heavy sandbag and complete as many ground-to-overhead with it as you can in 10 minutes.

Men aim for 75% of your bodyweight; women aim for 40%.

Record your weight and score.

Train hard!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

The Secret

A search in Google for 'health and fitness' gets you 919, 000, 000 results. No wonder people are, more often than not, left scratching their heads when it comes to improving their health. There is such a myriad of options and opinions that joe public finds it easier to just eat the cake and sit on his ass - and can he really be blamed?

My prescription for good health and fitness is pretty simple. It doesn't involve overly complicated dietary plans or programming. There isn't an in-depth manual on reps, sets, rest periods and weight ratios. In fact, it's pretty boring for most people to hear.

1. Eat un-processed food.

2. Move a lot. Preferably outdoors.

3. Lift heavy stuff (and yourself) on a regular basis.

4. Move really fast every now and then (sprint).

5. Repeat for the rest of your life.

That's it.

There is no secret but the one that you want to be told.

Todays Workout - Dude Where's Your Sandbag?!

50 metre Hill Sprint, 20 Squats at the top, walk back recovery, 20 Press Ups at the bottom. Repeat for a total of 10 rounds.

Train hard!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Todays Workout - Don't Stop

100 Sandbag Overhead Press (strict). A 10 Sandbag Back Squat penalty for each rest you need during the 100 repetitions.

Men aim for a 40kg sandbag; women aim for 20kg.

Record your time.

Train hard!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Todays Workout - Pain (to the power of 4)

4 Pull Ups, 8 Sandbag Overhead Press, 12 Sandbag Back Squats. As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes.

This was tough today - garage very cold and my sandbag and pull up bar were both frozen. Add this to the fact that I'd been away on a long weekend to Bruges (where the national foods are fries and chocolate) and we had one tough session.

Men aim for a 40kg sandbag; women aim for 20kg.

Record your score.

Train hard!