The Basics of Sandbag Training

by joe ray |   Date Released : 20 Apr 2009
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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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Goldstein, Robert | 05 Jul 2011, 12:34 PM

I think our definitions of beginner or intermediate are different. After 5 years a person is deeply into the action phase and does not need me to show them a sandbag. They should be able to figure that out on their own by that point. I would hope that they are comfortable to work out independently at this stage

My definition of beginner is somebody who has never exercised or has had negative experiences in gyms and needs a trainer to get them started creating a rapport and respect for that client. Intermediate should be between 6 months and 1 year of being in the action phase. This person should have a good understanding of fitness and should be self sufficient to train on their own.

I think sandbag training is good as trainers we are always looking to change up our workouts. Thank You

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