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Playing In The Sand: Injecting Play, Fun And Dynamic Movement Into Your Workouts With Sandbag Training

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There’s no denying the fact that hard work helps people to achieve good results. We all strive to be able to lift more weight, perform more reps, go further and log faster times for our workouts. While it’s important that your sandbag training program retains a certain degree of structure and progression, are you guilty of being too rigid in your approach to exercise? If you could improve your results without simply doing more and working harder then isn’t that worth it? If you think so then it might just be time that you added some play back into your...

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Fitness Standards

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“Just Do It.” It’s a popular statement and, in case you aren’t aware, a mindset that most of the fitness industry purports to be of the utmost importance. We’re rewarded for attendance, getting through the distance and simply turning up week after week. But does this actually work? Does going through the motions really get you where you want to be? For those of you who have an interest in more. In being more. And being better than they were yesterday, we’ve put together some useful standards that we think it’s pretty cool to work towards. Are these the very...

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Sandbag Training For Military Selection

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No matter what Military service you are interested in joining, developing and maintaining your physical capacity is an important trait. Your fitness is important in so many ways and, in extreme circumstances, can be the difference between life and death.  While the fitness industry and elite sports strength and conditioning worlds have much to offer, they will not fully prepare you for the demands of training for and serving in the Military. After all, you may not have the luxury of rest days, periodised training programs and the best supplementation. Below we talk you through some ways that you can...

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10 Reasons To Add Sandbag Training Into Your Fitness Program Now

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As we’re getting into the New Year you may be starting a new training program, or revamping an old one, and you’ll no doubt be looking for ways to maximise your training efforts and results. If you haven’t yet given sandbag training a try or you want to learn some more ways to utilise it then read on… Reason 1 It’s free weight training and we all need to include that in our training programs. Free weight training builds muscle, improves bone density, speeds up your metabolism and can greatly improve sports performance - plus a whole host of other...

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Functional Training - What Is It And Why You Should Be Doing It

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Like ‘Core Stability’, the term ‘Functional Training’ has become something of a buzz word recently. Unfortunately it’s normally used to describe exercises and programming that fit into a persons pre-conceived notions, rather than correctly describing a goal-based programme. Because functional training is always relative to the individual - if it isn’t based around your goals and the ultimate outcomes for how you want to be then it’s difficult to class it has functional.  If you want to avoid being the equivalent of that jerk that sits on a stability ball and says “hey, I’m working on my core stability!” then...

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