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Saturday, April 19, 2008

New Video from Smitty

Smitty just put together some brand new videos to show some of the techniques he discusses in his new product, Combat Core.

Exercise: Sandbag Loaders

Hanging from a pull-up bar the lifter will load a sandbag or medicine ball to a partner or onto a platform. This compound torso building exercise ties in the upper back and lats with the abdominals and hip flexors.

- compound movement incorporating many muscle groups
- support grip strength endurance
- a variety of trunk postures can be executed, not just linear flexion / extension movements
- controlling the extension (eccentric) phase of the movement creates a balance of the musculature surrounding the hip

Increase difficulty by increasing the weight in the sandbag, increasing the required loading height or by decreasing the rigidity of the implement (i.e. slosh ball or water keg).

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Jim Labadie said...

Great stuff, Smitty! Hope you're doing well.

Jim Labadie

Jedd Johnson, CSCS said...


Thanks for stopping by my blog.

-Jedd Johnson-

Anonymous said...

This exercise looks great.

Sandbags RULE.


Anonymous said...

I am more convinced than ever that Smitty is a masochist...great looking exercise guys. Keep up the inovations.