Posts Tagged ‘sandbag’

Here are a few of the exercises that will get me through the Velocity Diet experiment…


Hit the tire with everything you've got!

First, sledgehammer training.  There is nothing like the feeling of wielding that 8, 10, or 12 pound hammer over and over again into the tire to get the blood pumping.  When all is said and done, the next day your lats, back, and arms will be aching all over.

Hands down, this is the toughest and the best exercise I’ve ever endured.


Use both your arms and your back.

With a long enough chain and my butt planted firmly to the ground, the tire drag is a great substitute for

rows.  The tire is big enough that I can fit at least two cinder blocks inside it for added resistance.


There is no way to do this and look cool at the same time- my superhero outfit aside.

If I get tired of using my arms to drag the tire, with a piece of rope tied around my waist (I am working on a harness that goes over my shoulders) connected to a chain, which of course is connected to the tire, I can (more…)

Well today I engaged in a pathetic attempt at strength and agility training.  It’s been almost three months since I last did one of these routines- and it shows.  I could only handle about 8 minutes of the 15 I had planned.  Heck, I didn’t even get to the turkish get ups!  Instead I got through one cycle of agility ladder drills (tougher than you might think), bear crawls, more agility ladder drills, and sand bag lifts, press, and slams (two minutes of each).  At that point I felt like (more…)