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10/15/12 11:23 AM
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BazUK
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Talking 170lbs or more.

How do you guys rate them for conditioning, strength building, and size building?

How would you build a pprogram, or ad as a finisher?

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10/17/12 2:22 AM
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Anyone with any experience comment?

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10/17/12 2:35 AM
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wiggy has a program or two that can be done with sand bags. Check it out Phone Post
10/17/12 12:24 PM
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i never got close to 170, but I did almost exclusively sandbag carries for almost a year (outside of going to the gym 2x a week; for the first couple months I was trying to learn to box, but then it was all judo).

I was approaching it from more of a conditioning angle, so I started light (50 lbs) and usually carried it for about 2 miles. I would switch between carrying it slung over each shoulder and a bear-hug grip; each time I would switch grip, I would powerclean it into position. I started with just straight carrying it, but eventually started to intersperse sets of squats and overhead presses into the middle of the walks.

I build up to a 100-lb sandbag over the year, I would keep the weight constant for a month or two then dump another 10-15 lbs in.

Even with the lighter weight, it was awesome. my resting heartrate decreased, my endurance on the mat improved, and my core strength was phenomenal; i felt like an alligator on the mat (all core muscle). I have always loved bridging escapes/sweeps, and the power I could put into these got a lot better. It did good things for my side control, too.

I started at a flabby 170 (with a noticeable gut), and by the end of the year I was a lean 175. For a very simple exercise program, it was very effective.

I stopped it because I was getting injured taking falls in judo (most of the people in my club were 200+ and many were new) in favor of more stretching, then stopped doing judo in favor of going back to no-gi/wrestling and never really came back to it.

I lost a fair bit of max effort strength, though (even by the end of the year I was never lifting anything heavier than 100 lbs). If you stick with really heavy bags I think you would gain a huge amount of power, but the conditioning gains won't be very significant.

The msot valuable thing about it to me was just that it was really enjoyable to me, so I was very consistent with it.
10/17/12 12:24 PM
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i never got close to 170, but I did almost exclusively sandbag carries for almost a year (outside of going to the gym 2x a week; for the first couple months I was trying to learn to box, but then it was all judo).

I was approaching it from more of a conditioning angle, so I started light (50 lbs) and usually carried it for about 2 miles. I would switch between carrying it slung over each shoulder and a bear-hug grip; each time I would switch grip, I would powerclean it into position. I started with just straight carrying it, but eventually started to intersperse sets of squats and overhead presses into the middle of the walks.

I build up to a 100-lb sandbag over the year, I would keep the weight constant for a month or two then dump another 10-15 lbs in.

Even with the lighter weight, it was awesome. my resting heartrate decreased, my endurance on the mat improved, and my core strength was phenomenal; i felt like an alligator on the mat (all core muscle). I have always loved bridging escapes/sweeps, and the power I could put into these got a lot better. It did good things for my side control, too.

I started at a flabby 170 (with a noticeable gut), and by the end of the year I was a lean 175. For a very simple exercise program, it was very effective.

I stopped it because I was getting injured taking falls in judo (most of the people in my club were 200+ and many were new) in favor of more stretching, then stopped doing judo in favor of going back to no-gi/wrestling and never really came back to it.

I lost a fair bit of max effort strength, though (even by the end of the year I was never lifting anything heavier than 100 lbs). If you stick with really heavy bags I think you would gain a huge amount of power, but the conditioning gains won't be very significant.

The msot valuable thing about it to me was just that it was really enjoyable to me, so I was very consistent with it.

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