Blast from the Past : Sandbag Training


Sandbag Snatch
Sandbag Snatching at the Ice Chamber.
Over the past four years this site's amassed an enormous amount of content. To help you find the highlights, I'll be taking a wander through the archives each Sunday.

This week - Sandbag Training.



I love sandbag workouts, and over the years we've looked at a number of aspects to this wonderful form of training. Here are just a few of my personal favourites :


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Further reading

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Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

Find out what he's up to via Twitter, Google+, Facebook; and of course his online home. Enjoy.



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The Bodyweight Guys.

Extremely creative.

Catching and Countering. Via Fight Geek : a clip from a recent Muay Thai seminar, featuring a brief look at catching and countering. Nice one....
Grrls Mother's Day Fitness Wishlist.Mother of four and 2007 OCB Yorton Cup Nationals champion Cheryl Szarmach. Photo by Matt Shepley.On Mother's Day, it's time to return the favour. She helped out by bringing you up; now help her become strong enough to deal with, well, you.
Specificity. Via the Ice Chamber : working on your pulling strength for grappling? Try this....
Grapplers Quest West Submission Grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships.With the next Grappling and BJJ Championship taking place in just over a weeks' time (in Las Vegas), here's a brief video [916kb, .mov] to get you in the mood. Should be a good one....


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