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Old 02-20-2008, 06:12 PM   #1
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Sand bags

I'm putting together a few sand bags. I want to make a few each with different amounts of weight. I'm thinking as far as excersices with them squats, sprint drills with it over my shoulder......what excersices have you done with bags ? Any suggestions, ideas ? Curious what others do with them. Want to incorporate into my routines !
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:01 PM   #2
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Re: Sand bags

Step Ups, Squats, Lunges, Cleans, Shoulder to shoulder squats, bent over rows, run/walks, shoulder press/push press/push jerk, shouldering. . . .

only limited by your imagination.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:53 PM   #3
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Re: Sand bags

zercher squats, thruster, Thruster-toss, toss to the rear, Turkish getup (slung on shoulder)...
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:09 AM   #4
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Re: Sand bags

I love the clean and toss and the over head throw.

Our in house rules are that you must throw the 50 pounder at least your body length for any tossing exercise.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:15 AM   #5
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Re: Sand bags

I use sandbags as my primary training equipment and it's really up to your imagination and ability to improvise to get the most out of them. I deadlift, bench, squat (side and front/zercher squats), back rows, etc. I'll post a couple of links all of which are work and family safe. If you need some information, feel free to ask me such as how to make a bag, how to do a certain exercise etc. Some of the movements are far different then their normal BB or DB counterpart.

http://www.youtube.com/user/iamkion132 Two videos of me personally training with sandbags. Short videos and only of deadlifts right now, will be adding more soon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvdQWw4lxpE A sandbag bench press of 300lbs for reps.
http://www.performancemenu.com/short...ty&shortyID=30
http://www.performt.com/manual.pdf -about 50 things you can do with sandbags.
http://straighttothebar.com/2007/04/...rt_i.html#more
http://www.rosstraining.com/sandbagconstructionkit.pdf -how to make a sandag.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:01 PM   #6
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I use sandbags as my primary training equipment and it's really up to your imagination and ability to improvise to get the most out of them. I deadlift, bench, squat (side and front/zercher squats), back rows, etc. I'll post a couple of links all of which are work and family safe. If you need some information, feel free to ask me such as how to make a bag, how to do a certain exercise etc. Some of the movements are far different then their normal BB or DB counterpart.

http://www.youtube.com/user/iamkion132 Two videos of me personally training with sandbags. Short videos and only of deadlifts right now, will be adding more soon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvdQWw4lxpE A sandbag bench press of 300lbs for reps.
http://www.performancemenu.com/short...ty&shortyID=30
http://www.performt.com/manual.pdf -about 50 things you can do with sandbags.
http://straighttothebar.com/2007/04/...rt_i.html#more
http://www.rosstraining.com/sandbagconstructionkit.pdf -how to make a sandag.
Great info. I like the manual PDF of the 50 excersices you can do.
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:48 AM   #7
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Re: Sand bags

A great workout is what we call slurpees...its a burpee but with a sandbag toss at the end. Put your hands on the bag for a more diamond like push up and instead of the jump we throw the bag as far as we can the run to it and repeat. Do 50 and your done!
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:56 AM   #8
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I use sandbags as my primary training equipment and it's really up to your imagination and ability to improvise to get the most out of them. I deadlift, bench, squat (side and front/zercher squats), back rows, etc. I'll post a couple of links all of which are work and family safe. If you need some information, feel free to ask me such as how to make a bag, how to do a certain exercise etc. Some of the movements are far different then their normal BB or DB counterpart.

http://www.youtube.com/user/iamkion132 Two videos of me personally training with sandbags. Short videos and only of deadlifts right now, will be adding more soon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvdQWw4lxpE A sandbag bench press of 300lbs for reps.
http://www.performancemenu.com/short...ty&shortyID=30
http://www.performt.com/manual.pdf -about 50 things you can do with sandbags.
http://straighttothebar.com/2007/04/...rt_i.html#more
http://www.rosstraining.com/sandbagconstructionkit.pdf -how to make a sandag.
Thanks for the links, Sam. You're one strong SOB.
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:06 AM   #9
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Thanks for the links, Sam. You're one strong SOB.
Lol, I hope you don't think that 300lbs bench press is me. I'm only in the youtube.com/user/iamkion132 link. I'm going to be adding some additional videos to my page such as bench pressing, a how to video etc. but right now I am in the process of loosing a couple of pounds. I am going to put up some additional videos so expect them up in about a month or so I hope, though I may post another deadlift video and possible a back row video in the meantime.

Edit: I am pretty sure you didn't, I just don't consider myself all that strong at all. Thanks for the compliment though.

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Old 02-27-2008, 10:27 AM   #10
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Re: Sand bags

Maidenfan2's videos on youtube are crazy. They really make me want to get to work with a heavy sandbag.
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