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Okay, I know I am an artist, and most of the stuff on here is about the arts, but another one of my passions is strength training. And over the last couple of years, I have really gotten into the old school, gladiator kind of stuff. That’s when I found this crazy online coach Zach Even-Esh. His website is http://www.undergroundstrengthcoach.com. He sends emails with a variety of unusual workout ideas that create a great sense of overall practical strength. So, I got his permission to share some of my favorites here!

Today’s is particularly gnarly! Please let me know if you give it a try. I am going to try to get it done today, but it might have to wait until Monday. Here it is!

Gonna keep this one short as I know Fridays are a busy day for many, including myself.
You’re gonna focus on strength today, so let’s move some serious weight and feel free to rest up to 3 minutes between sets.
You’re not going for the pump today, it’s about moving weight, and as always, do it with proper technique.
If you’re new to sandbag training, a bag that is 40% bodyweight will be plenty fine for you todd
Let’s get busy
1) Sandbag Clean & Catch x 25 reps total 
==> power clean the bag off the ground and catch it with arms under the bag. Don’t drop the bag, instead, squat it down slowly and under control, repeat until you get 25 total reps and rest between reps as necessary.
2) Sandbag Military Press x 10 reps total
==> power clean the bag and wrestle it into the “rack” position. use a slight leg drive and push press the weight up, hold the lock out for 1 second and 
lower to the rack and repeat until 10 reps are achieved. Rest as necessary between reps, feel fr-ee to crank 1 rep at a time.
3) Sandbag Carry & Squat
==> Carry the bag for 10 steps and perform 1 deep squat, carry another 10 steps and squat 2 reps, carry another 10 steps and perform 3 squats.
Continue until you squat with reps in an up / down ladder fasion like so: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and then 4, 3, 2 and 1
Place the bag down as necessary
4) EAT!

Gonna keep this one short as I know Fridays are a busy day for many, including myself.

You’re gonna focus on strength today, so let’s move some serious weight and feel free to rest up to 3 minutes between sets.

You’re not going for the pump today, it’s about moving weight, and as always, do it with proper technique.

If you’re new to sandbag training, a bag that is 40% bodyweight will be plenty fine for you todd

Let’s get busy

1) Sandbag Clean & Catch x 25 reps total 

==> power clean the bag off the ground and catch it with arms under the bag. Don’t drop the bag, instead, squat it down slowly and under control, repeat until you get 25 total reps and rest between reps as necessary.

2) Sandbag Military Press x 10 reps total

==> power clean the bag and wrestle it into the “rack” position. use a slight leg drive and push press the weight up, hold the lock out for 1 second and lower to the rack and repeat until 10 reps are achieved. Rest as necessary between reps, feel fr-ee to crank 1 rep at a time.

3) Sandbag Carry & Squat

==> Carry the bag for 10 steps and perform 1 deep squat, carry another 10 steps and squat 2 reps, carry another 10 steps and perform 3 squats.

Continue until you squat with reps in an up / down ladder fasion like so: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and then 4, 3, 2 and 1

Place the bag down as necessary

4) EAT!

So, if you think this sound like fun, and who doesn’t right?!?! Check out his website, and stay tuned here as I will be sure to share the ones that I think are particularly awesome for todays busy lifestyle.

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