Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Todays Workout - Sandbag Strength and Milo Update

Work up to your max weight for:

Sandbag Back Squats 5x5
Sandbag Overhead Press 5x5

Take a 3-5 minute rest between each set of exercises. The weight of your sandbag should be such that you struggle to complete repetition 5 in each set.

Record your weight.

Plus, if you're following the Milo Experiment then you should be on Day 6. If you haven't yet started and you want a simple way to build your strength then check out the post here

Train hard!


  1. Matthew Palfrey13 June 2012 at 11:26

    I managed 105kg for the Back Squats and 80kg for the Overhead Press

  2. Gabriel Pieren15 June 2012 at 15:55

    Hi Matt!

    Awesome weights!!

    I have a question concerning the Milo experiment. I'm doing for some weeks/months just bodyweight exercises.

    So, can i do multiple reps, to practice the movement and have fun, instead of one, the days that i want to?

    The days i feel tired i'll do just one. But others day i want to do a
    few more reps, without getting tired, just to practice. Is it okay to do

    Thank you for your help!!

    PD: Could you post a video with you performing a ground to overhead heavy lift without using handles??

  3. Matthew Palfrey15 June 2012 at 16:40

    Hi Gabriel - that's absolutely fine yes. Just remember that the goal is to continually add weight each day. I will add a video over the next few days. Matt

  4. Matthew Palfrey5 July 2012 at 09:25

    Hi Gabriel - todays video workout has a little bit of technical work for the handleless sandbag overhead press. Matt