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Hazerboy
09-21-2006, 11:10 PM
Once a week I do a full workout of sandbag training, and at the end I carry the bag for intervals; I bear hug and carry it twice down a hill, and carry it on a shoulder twice up a hill. Currrently I carry about a hundred lbs (The hill is about 125 yards give or take) and it takes me about 8 minutes to complete this "route." Currently I've just been increasing the distance of my route, but when should I start increasing the weight or working on completing the route in a shorter amount of time?

I'm training for wrestling, and a match is about 6 minutes if that is any help.

Bob
09-22-2006, 03:37 AM
So you are doing 500 yards in 8 minutes.. (2 ups + 2 downs)*125 yds
Carrying 100 lbs @ 170 lb BW..
And you are training to improve your endurance for HS/College Wrestling?

I would say that's a pretty good time...
but there is probably no "science" on sandbag training.. or "performance numbers" out there.. b/c there are so many variables with this type of functional training...

However, for recommendations.. I would think about challenging yourself with different Sandbag workouts each session. Perhaps one session, lighten the load and go faster? Next time, make the load heavier? Next session, instead of running up & down the hill, skip, run backwards, side-steps, lunges or do frog jumps? And perhaps do some sessions with the bag in your arms instead of on the shoulder?

Does this make sense? One of the beauties of functional training is the freestyle approach - think about skateboarders or surfers - do crazy or insane stuff (with safety and good form) - with variances in weight, angles, speed, etc.

And most of all.. make it fun and challenging..

Anthony
09-22-2006, 05:44 AM
Both. And do other exercises too.

FortifiedIron
09-24-2006, 05:01 PM
Thats some good work going on.

I'd start adding more weight at anytime. Id figure out what my best time is with 100lbs and I'd work to match that time with 5-10lbs at a time. It might take you several weeks to match it.

Kc

Skinny_DiezeL
10-06-2006, 09:18 AM
So you are doing 500 yards in 8 minutes.. (2 ups + 2 downs

However, for recommendations.. I would think about challenging yourself with different Sandbag workouts each session. Perhaps one session, lighten the load and go faster? Next time, make the load heavier? Next session, instead of running up & down the hill, skip, run backwards, side-steps, lunges or do frog jumps? And perhaps do some sessions with the bag in your arms instead of on the shoulder?

Does this make sense? One of the beauties of functional training is the freestyle approach - think about skateboarders or surfers - do crazy or insane stuff (with safety and good form) - with variances in weight, angles, speed, etc.

And most of all.. make it fun and challenging..

Also, think about adding slams or throws at the end of the run. Or maybe picking up the bag and slamming throughout the run? At various points, like you would in the match. Just my .02.