Gymchat 206 - Sandbag Training (with Matt Palfrey)

What, How and Why.

Sandbag Training. What's it all about, and how do you get started? Should you make your own, or are you better off buying one? Is sand always the best thing to fill them with?

Talking about these and a whole lot more is Strength and Conditioning Coach Matt Palfrey, Personal Trainer Kirk Fontaine and You. If you've got questions (or just want to show off your own gear), join us on the Hangout. Details below.

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Details -

Who : Strength and Conditioning Coach Matt Palfrey, Personal Trainer Kirk Fontaine and You
Topic : Sandbag Training
When : Wed Jul 24, 5pm EST (here's how to find out when that is in your timezone)
URL : (we'll also be sharing it in the Google+ Community)
Bonus : To help get everyone using sandbags in their own training, Matt will be giving away several copies of his ebook packs (this one). To receive one, simply be one of the first 5 people to join us on the hangout. Cheers.

See you there.

Previously : In Gymchat 205 we talked about 'Paleo Dieting', with Kettlebell and CrossFit Coach Adam Farrah and Personal Trainer Kirk Fontaine. Great discussion.

If you missed the broadcast, the video is available over on Kirk's Youtube Channel. That's also the best place to subscribe to the videos directly, and to see previous discussions.

If you'd like to suggest a future topic, or schedule an interview for one of the upcoming discussions, you can send us a message privately here, or swing by our Community site on Google+. Look forward to hearing from you.

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.

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