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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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, 35) 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.

The Investments III : A Look at Training the World's Favorite Muscle Groups.

Drills for every athlete, weekend warrior, bodybuilder and strongman.

Wanderlei in training. Zach posts a great look into the training techniques of Wanderlei 'The Axe Murderer' Silva. Just take a look at the snorkel circuits - very interesting idea....
A Day in the Park.

A length of rope, a couple of kettlebells and a sled.

Circuit for Grapplers. Jedd points to the Diesel Crew's Circuit for Grapplers. There are a couple of exercises in there not often seen when training with sandbags. Love it....
Muay Thai Grappling Techniques. Via Fight Geek : grappling techniques from Darren 'Riddler' Reece. Good stuff....


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