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BYE BYE BUTT WINK

Just last week after a long stint of cold weather the sun broke through and gave us some warmth. Unlike the northern parts of Australia, Melbourne takes that little bit longer for the weather to warm up.  That in mind we grabbed a few Ultimate Sandbags and hit the outdoors for few training workout videos.  

At the time of filming I didn't realise until editing the footage that my body was producing quiet a bit of feedback.  Feedback that is so common when it comes to squatting we don't realise until we see it or someone picks it up.

 

 

THE BUTT WINK!
 

 

A few weeks ago Josh wrote a blog (read more here) about the butt wink, what it is and how it comes about.  So many theories of why it happens, I wanted to show you how I was able to fix it in one simple movement.

You see as suggested when the pelvis and core muscles that surround the pelvis disengage we find the creation of the tilt.  Engaging the surrounding core muscles stabilises the pelvis and therefore BYE BYE WINK.  

Try it out and let us know how it feels.

For more details on our up and coming DVRT workshop in Sydney check out www.ultimatesandbags.com.au 

Until next time, train safe

Cam Ward
DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Master Instructor

Common questions about the Ultimate Sandbag

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When Josh Henkin designed the Ultimate Sandbag he did so with a very specific purpose in mind. That meant giving people a lot of options, but also caused many questions. So, let's address some of the most common questions about our Ultimate Sandbags....

Q: Where do I get sand and what type?

A: We send the Ultimate Sandbag (USB) unloaded to save on postage costs. That is because if you go to your local hardware store you can get a 20 kilogram bag of sand for around $7.00 - $10.00.  What type?  We recommend kids play sand as the most common sand available. 

Q: How heavy do I make my Ultimate Sandbag?

A: Each size of Ultimate Sandbag has a very specific use in mind, so we always recommend on error on lighter. For example...

Core Light: 4 kilograms

Core Heavy: 7 kilograms

Power Light: 9 kilograms

Power Heavy: 14 kilograms

Strength Light: 18 kilograms

Strength Heavy: 27 kilograms

Burly Light: 36 kilograms

Burly Heavy: 45 kilograms

You will see bigger jumps on bigger Ultimate Sandbags but we recommend you get our FREE e-book HERE to see how we use each size and some of our favorite exercises. 

Q: How come the USB doesn't use 5 pound filler bags?

A: Part of the job of the filler bag (the insert inside the shell that holds the sand) is to not only hold the weight, but to also give some dimension to the USB. Five pound weights so great until you use them. They not only unreasonably flop around your USB, but they also feel like bricks taking away some of the best aspects of the USB. That is why we have the DVRT system so that you can learn how to make the same weight feel heavier or lighter for an exercise without changing the weight of the USB at all!!!

These are some of the most common questions, but feel free to write us at info@ultimatesandbags.com.au or please check out our website HERE.  Our website is constantly being updated so continue to check in.