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2004/01/23 11:09:06 (permalink)
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sandbag carrying

I have a heavy'ish sandbag which i take out for a walk once in a while. So far I've been walking with my friend as she takes her dog out.

First you estimate the bags weight, "feels ok" you think and try to clean it. Hard as ****, ok no whining, let's go, and you try to somehow get the tricky unsolid bag on your shoulders.

First half a minute passes and you think to yourself why on earth would you like to do something like this. The bag never settles down, you never find a good position to carry it. When you get a feeling that you found a good position to hold it, after 10-20 seconds your shoulder, traps and core muscles start getting tired and you need to change the position again.

And there are only so many ways to carry a sandbag!

After 10 minutes of slow walk your whole body is starting to get tired and you are soaked in sweat. The focus starts narrowing down to shorter and shorter distances and time frames. Just make that next step, just get a bit further still, just hold it in this position 10 more seconds...

Your fingers start getting sore from trying to hold on to the bag and stabilize it, your shoulders are done, there's no way you can carry anything there anymore. Forearms are aching from bearhugs and zercher style holds. Your abs and obliques are getting tired and your step is getting heavier too.

And then she decides to take a small detour! It's only a few minutes longer, she says and starts walking through a park.

Greatly recommend it guys!
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    DerMalePhonkMann
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    RE: sandbag carrying 2004/01/23 11:28:18 (permalink)
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    Yeah, I have to get off my arse and get one. How heavy did you make yours vegan?
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    RE: sandbag carrying 2004/01/23 12:02:04 (permalink)
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    I have a couple bags and i decided to take the 100lber and throw it on my back and jog around my block with it which is 1/2 mile. I had to stop and set it down 4 times because my traps, arms, fingers kept going numb. I was going at a pretty good pace but the last 100-150 meters i sprinted as fast as possible (i thought i was going to die) This was one of the hardest things ive done. Sandbag and odd objects are the greatest

    Good work vegan! You like the bearhug walks?
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    richyd
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    RE: sandbag carrying 2004/01/23 12:16:36 (permalink)
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    Im interested in sandbag carrys 2 would they be a good option for hit style cardio inbetween weight sessions or would it be to much?????
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    veganlifter
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    RE: sandbag carrying 2004/01/23 12:39:59 (permalink)
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    DMPM, i have no idea mate. It's bloody heavy though, too heavy to do farmers walks with, but then again, i haven't done heavy farmers walks.
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    You like the bearhug walks?


    no!

    Nah, i do like it, but the way i see it, i walk with the bag for 15-20 minutes and it doesn't matter how i carry it, because in the end of the walk, i have tried every possible position and all bases will be covered. So i don't "plan" on carrying the bag in any specific way, i just pick it up and go and try to keep it off the ground during the whole walk (never succeeded so far).

    Richyd, i do this instead of cardio work, but it is too heavy to do on a day before a heavy session, so I've been doing this around my light days. I do not get doms from it (so far!), though i have a bit of joint aching today for some reason...
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    RE: sandbag carrying 2004/01/23 18:21:45 (permalink)
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    Sounds good mate!

    Alternatively you could just get a job like mine, after carrying 40kg - 150kg boilers and other plumbing gear around and up and down stairs 10+ hours a day GPP work and cardio is well covered!

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    RE: sandbag carrying 2004/01/23 19:08:51 (permalink)
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    Thats some awesome work Vegan! It's a good job your not a quitter!
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    richyd
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    RE: sandbag carrying 2004/01/23 19:20:26 (permalink)
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    Whats a good weight to start off with?????
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    bigmac
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    RE: sandbag carrying 2004/01/24 13:32:14 (permalink)
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    richyd i would start light and build up to it mate. a good one to try is hug a 20kg plate and start doing step ups on a box or stair. 20kg doesnt sound much but you soon start to feel it and you have to adjust your breathing because your chest starts to feel like its being crushed
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