Tuesday, June 21, 2011
FUNK ROBERTS SPARTACUS ULTIMATE SANDBAG WORKOUT
Ultimate Sandbag Training is awesome!! I am so excited that I have added this element to my training and even more pumped to bring this element to you. After this workout today I asked myself, what took me so long?
I say that because I have had the Sandbag in the basement for a while and only decided to bring it out yesterday and test this bad boy. The result is astounding: every muscle in my body is sore from the workout, which means, the Ultimate Sandbag works.
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FUNK ROBERTS ULTIMATE SANDBAG SPARTACUS WORKOUT #1
You will perform the Ultimate Sandbag Spartacus Workout #1 as a circuit, doing one set of each exercise in succession. Each exercise is timed for 45 seconds. You will do as many reps as you can, in that duration (with perfect form), then move on to the next station in the circuit. You get 15 seconds to transition between stations, and then move onto the next exercise.
After you complete all 10 exercises or one circuit in succession you will rest for 2 minutes. Then repeat 2 more times. That is what is called a 45-15 Interval workout (45 seconds of work followed by 15 seconds of rest). Total workout takes 40 minutes.
SPARTACUS ULTIMATE SANDBAG EXERCISES
2. SANDBAG ZERCHER CLEANS
3. ROTATIONAL DEADLIFT
4. BENT OVER ROWS
5. ROTATIONAL BACK LUNGE (LEFT)
6. SANDBAG OVERHEAD PRESS
7. ROTATIONAL BACK LUNGE (RIGHT)
8. SANDBAG SNATCH
9. ROTATIONAL HIGH PULLS
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Sandbag Workouts for Fat Loss - Josh Henkin
Fat loss and great fitness were only part of my goals as a serious back injury had long kept me from pursuing my personal fitness with great consistency. I constantly experimented with many different ideas and one that instantly seemed to fit all my needs was sandbag training.
With all the modern pieces of fitness equipment why would a sandbag appear to be an ideal solution for my fitness needs? I evaluated what are the common requirements of a well rounded fitness program?
1. Something that could train a lot of muscles at one time to stimulate not only fat loss, but optimal muscle gain.
2. A tool that could challenge my core strength for not only great abdominals, but one that was equally as strong to help bring my back to my ideal level.
3. A program that could easily be adapted to a beginner or an elite athlete.
4. Something that could be used in a multitude of ways to train endurance, strength, and flexibility.
5.Ideally a program that had stood the test of time and proven to be effective over the centuries.
Sandbags were ideal for all of these considerations. Training compound lifts is one of the first rules in creating effective fat loss programs. By stimulating a large number of muscles we burn a lot of calories as well as stimulate the positive hormones that help shred body fat and increase lean body mass. Sure, barbells, bodyweight exercises, and dumbbells can all be used in this manner. However, sandbags stimulate more muscles than any!
Holding sandbags in different positions, whether it is on the shoulder, bear hug, zercher, or any of the many varieties makes the core work harder. The weight either tries to pull the body forward and the trunk must resist or the core has to prevent the body when the weight is loaded on the side.
Sandbags can be used for interval training, strength training, and easily integrated into many other fitness programs. Take a sandbag and your bodyweight and you can develop an incredible fat loss program that would never become boring!
Skeptic? Just give sandbag training one workout and you will quickly become a believer in its effectiveness and challenge.