Josh Henkin Sandbag Training – Ultimate Sandbag Training – Sandbag Progressions
There’s a lot more to sandbag training than the shoulder carry you’re probably familiar with. In this overview of how he developed the Ultimate Sandbag Training Program, Josh Henkin describes the progression of sandbag work by altering stability using bag position, body position, implement stability and planes of motion.
“The sandbag allows us to do a host of lifts in many different planes. For example, the sandbag is great for performing cleans from a lateral lunge position. We can place more of a frontal plane stress when we clean the implement. When we do this, we can build more whole body stability and coordination.” ~Josh Henkin
• Background (0:30)
• Odd-Object Lifting (5:40)
• A Tool is a Tool (8:25)
• Four Means of Altering Stability (12:10)
• Bearhug Squat (13:15)
• Front-Load Position (18:55)
• Shoulder Position (21:45)
• Body Position (25:30)
• The Sandbag (28:45)
• Plane of Motion (31:25)
• Anecdotal Case Studies (34:10)
• Programming (42:15)
Josh Henkin was a competitive athlete whose collegiate athletics were ended by a recurring back injury. Josh rebuilt himself using sandbag training, and went on to develop the Ultimate Sandbag Training Program after experiencing his success. He now works clients ranging from post-rehabilitation needs to elite athletes, and with all of them he uses sandbag training programming. Connect with Josh via dvrtfitness.com.