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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    while in Iraq I didnt look at filling 10,000 sandbags and walking back and forth/throwing them much fun as far as gpp was concerned I will say though it is a killer workout if you wanna try, I managed to shrink from 200 to 150 lbs while eating everything in sight.

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    Upper Body GPP exercises that i know of are medicine ball passes/throws either for distance or time....sledghammer swings (get a tire and a sledgehammer and try to annihilate the hell out of that tire)...push ups...One arm presses...discus throws...shot put..sandbag presses/throws/tosses...boxing (punching bag)...and tons more, elitefts should have some more ideas too

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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    I'd say sandbags are a gimmick, but for the fact that it's the cheapest weight you can get besides some rocks.
    I hope you're kidding! They're a tried and tested method of gaining functional strength and likely alot of size with it. The fact that they're very dependent of grip and leverage alone makes them more useful for say a wrestler or football player. Try a 150lb sandbag clean and press someday... WAY different than a barbell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony
    General Physical Preparedness. It's just a fancy way to describe what we did as kids ... run around playing cops and robbers, bike for hours, play baseball, frisbee, go swimming .... all before lunch.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    That's about it. Basically ANYTHING physical can be used as GPP when tweaked a certain way.
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    what do you use for a sandbag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazer80
    what do you use for a sandbag?
    a sandbag
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazer80
    what do you use for a sandbag?
    Get some burlap bags from a feed store, dump sand into a plastic bag (double/triple wrap), wrap this in the burlap, duct tape the **** out of it, and voila ... perfect sandbag.
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    Also try buying a duffel bag from an army surplus store and filling it with sand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xMeat_Headx
    I hope you're kidding! They're a tried and tested method of gaining functional strength and likely alot of size with it. The fact that they're very dependent of grip and leverage alone makes them more useful for say a wrestler or football player. Try a 150lb sandbag clean and press someday... WAY different than a barbell.
    I mean a gimmick in the sense that they're becoming fashionable and popular.

    If you were familiar with past sandbag discussions here, you'd know that I am the happy user of a number of heavy sandbags.

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    The best GPP I ever did was working on a railroad one summer, laying track manually. Carrying 200+ lb ties, digging rocks out from under rails, lifting the rails, inserting the ties, driving in the spikes with a BIG sledgehammer, then tamping down the ties and shoveling more rocks in between. You'll be dripping in sweat and in pain for days after just 30 minutes of doing that! Somehow I lived through doing it for 8-10 hours a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xMeat_Headx
    Also try buying a duffel bag from an army surplus store and filling it with sand.
    KILLER IDEA

    i went down there, and they had duffel bags and had bags meant for sand. they had this strong / ultra wide duct tape too, and free sand for me in the back!

    anyways i made a ~40lbs bag with a big tail for gripping. worked real well, glad i asked for more ideas.

    so now i've spent ~ 12$, and have two cool new exercises...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazer80
    KILLER IDEA

    i went down there, and they had duffel bags and had bags meant for sand. they had this strong / ultra wide duct tape too, and free sand for me in the back!

    anyways i made a ~40lbs bag with a big tail for gripping. worked real well, glad i asked for more ideas.

    so now i've spent ~ 12$, and have two cool new exercises...
    There's a wealth of sandbag exercises you can do. If you know them, clean and press & snatches. Deadlifts are great for grip strength, or light weight high rep deadlifts for GPP. Walk around with a sandbag on your shoulder or pressed overhead. Bearhug the sandbag, lift it off the ground, walk with it. Throw the sandbag for distance or height(don't break it though). Get 2 sandbags, grip the sides and do farmer's walks or hold them under your arms, walk with them. Bent over rows and upright rows are good. Grip the sides of the sandbag and do hammer curls - its awesome for forearm strength and size. Those are the best sandbag exercises I've tried.
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    Get a construction job and hump shingles and plywood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xMeat_Headx
    There's a wealth of sandbag exercises you can do. If you know them, clean and press & snatches. Deadlifts are great for grip strength, or light weight high rep deadlifts for GPP. Walk around with a sandbag on your shoulder or pressed overhead. Bearhug the sandbag, lift it off the ground, walk with it. Throw the sandbag for distance or height(don't break it though). Get 2 sandbags, grip the sides and do farmer's walks or hold them under your arms, walk with them. Bent over rows and upright rows are good. Grip the sides of the sandbag and do hammer curls - its awesome for forearm strength and size. Those are the best sandbag exercises I've tried.
    ya that's basically what i've been doing. the way i made mine makes it look like a bomb kind of, like a big round part with the sand, and a giant tail coming from it, which is like a foot long and thicker than an olympic bar, so i can grab it by that, which makes it like a handle for rows/hammer curls/etc. The thing is so much fun, i just went into a parking lot and cranked up the stereo and played with it for a while. great workout

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