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Old 01-04-2009, 11:59 AM   #1
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just read on a blog where two traing partners once a week go to their high school track and carry a 50# sandbag. they carry it on their right shoulder for a while, then carry it just holding it in both arms, then its on thre left shoulder, etc. as long as they dont stop walking and it dosent hit the ground. they started with a lap, and over a few months time they are up to almost 2 miles. then he said they fall to the track in exhaustion with their heart rate almost at max.
i never tried this, but it sounds like a good workout. is it really that tough, and does the heart rate really get up that high carring a 50# sand bag a mile or two?tthanks for any comments
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:18 PM   #2
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Sounds almost like Coach Rut's sandbag mile. Where you walk a mile with a BW sandbag w/o setting it down. Or the infamous "dirtbag mile" (I think it was Dan Silver's idea) where you carry a buddy for a mile. I think there was time constraints, but I can't remember. Sounds like a good idea if you have the time.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:11 PM   #3
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Only way you will know is to try. Let us know how you feel.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:25 PM   #4
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Sand bag carries are suck fests at those distances. Incredible strength endurance factor. My obliques were torn up by doing a lot of sand bag carries over the summer at the local junior high track. Good fun.

Coach Rut's is a BW sand bag carry, one mile, I think in 15 minutes... there was a thread around here a while back about it I think.

And 2 miles, even with a "light" bag at 50 lbs. is sadistic.
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:55 AM   #5
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http://coachrut.blogspot.com/2008/03...dbag-mile.html

The info for the rutman sandbag mile.
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:09 AM   #6
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Earlier this year I worked up to around 100 LB's for a mile and it was absolutely retarded .

It is a really good exercise.
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