Get Training with Sandbags

by joe ray |   Date Released : 31 Mar 2011
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Joel Raether is the Education Coordinator for the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He earned his BA and MAEd from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in Exercise Science Physiology. He is the former Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Denver and also the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Colorado Mammoth. Joel has done dietary and supplemental research and published numerous articles and books in the area of sports performance.

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ray, joe | 06 Apr 2011, 15:59 PM

That is a great question and thank you for asking. We currently have a book (101 Sandbag Exercises) and DVD that can be purchased (here in PTN I believe) which introduces how to use the bags, how to incorporate them into your program and execute exercises correctly. We will soon be offering a Performance Sandbag Training (PST) workbook and educational course that will offer a certification test upon completion here on PT on The Net this month as well, so stayed tuned. If you have not used them they are a great, versatile, and fun tool to add to you program but it does take some acclimation to introduce. However, it can be a fantastic tool to add to you program that is very multi-dimensional and can offer exercises that crossover the lines of usage without needing 4,5, 6 or more different implements that this one tool can offer. Thanks for the question and let me know if there is anything else I can help with. Be well and best wishes! Joel Raether MAEd, CSCS*D, RSCC*D

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Wood, Jake | 06 Apr 2011, 15:25 PM

do you need a certificate or qualification to introduce sandbags to your classes or one to one?

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