Monday, 21 July 2014

Todays Workout - Fight the Power

Complete as many heavy Ground-to-Overhead sandbag lifts as you can within a 15 minute time period.

Record both the weight of your sandbag and the number of repetitions you perform.

Train hard!


  1. Jukka Koskinen21 July 2014 at 12:02

    Bag: 17.5 kg
    Reps: 129 (+1)
    TempIndoors: 25.7C
    My forearms are killing me :D

  2. Matthew Palfrey21 July 2014 at 21:46

    Fantastic work Jukka! That's a huge number of reps

  3. Jukka Koskinen22 July 2014 at 07:18

    Thanks Matthew, since I currently only own a light sandbag I decided to go for reps. I'm currently looking for getting a second bag as well, or at least inner bag to be filled with sand. The current ones are filled with wood pellets.

  4. Matthew Palfrey22 July 2014 at 07:28

    That's the great thing about those types of workouts - you can approach them how you wish. You could also experiment with iron shot (just add it in with any other filling). It adds a huge amount of weight for very little volume.

  5. Dan O'Brien23 July 2014 at 03:10

    Well that was humbling!

    68 lb bag
    51 reps
    I need to hit this one again in a couple of days

    Thanks Matt!

  6. Matthew Palfrey23 July 2014 at 05:57

    Well done Dan! It's one of my favourite workouts - no nonsense, just simple hard work. And, as you say, can be quite humbling - which I always find is a good thing

  7. Hi Matt! Sandbag workouts have definitely piqued my interest since I came across this article of yours ( a couple of weeks ago. Regarding the constantly shifting center of mass, how do you think this affects the risk of injury, all factors (stretching, warm up, prior injuries)?