Go Back   Olympic Weightlifting Forums - Catalyst Athletics > Olympic Weightlifting > Other

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-04-2009, 10:59 AM   #1
Steve Kaspar
New Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 38
Default sandbag carry

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
Steve Kaspar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 11:18 AM   #2
Joe Hart
Senior Member
Joe Hart's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Lino Lakes, MN
Posts: 328

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.
Joe Hart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 07:11 PM   #3
George Mounce
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 938

Only way you will know is to try. Let us know how you feel.
George Mounce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 07:25 PM   #4
Derek Weaver
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,628

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.
And if you don't think kettleball squat cleans are difficult, I say, step up to the med-ball
- CJ Kim
Derek Weaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 03:55 AM   #5
Allen Yeh
Senior Member
Allen Yeh's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 4,189


The info for the rutman sandbag mile.
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."
-Kelly Starrett
Allen Yeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 04:09 AM   #6
Derek Simonds
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Deland, FL
Posts: 4,204

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.
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin

Derek Simonds is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:53 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.