Functional Fitness Expert Uses Sandbags to Beat Back Pain and Now Shows Others How to Use Them to Lose Weight, Recover from Injuries and Boost Fitness
New book from Josh Henkin details sandbag training system for athletes, weekend warriors and fitness enthusiasts
Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) April 12, 2012
With Americans on a never-ending hunt for the magic pill or piece of equipment to get healthy, functional fitness expert Josh Henkin has developed a training system that uses a widely available resource to achieve fitness success — sandbags.
In his new book, “Sandbag Training for Athletes, Weekend Warriors and Fitness Enthusiasts,” Henkin, reveals his Dynamic Variable Resistance Training system and shows how the exercises have transformed the lives of everyday people and athletes of all skill levels.
“Sandbag training is an effective way to achieve fitness goals because you can match the exercises to your needs,” said Henkin, who developed his training system to help with his own recovery from low-back herniations and a cervical spine fusion. “Although professional athletes and military personnel often use the DVRT system to increase strength and stamina, we´ve seen ℠non-athletes´ lose as much as 100 pounds and even helped a woman with five low-back disc herniations begin living pain-free.”
Ultimate Sandbag Training exercises are designed to simultaneously improve flexibility, turning on muscles forgotten by most standard weight room workout and re-training the “right” muscles to take stress off the rest of the body.
“Sometimes people can´t quite wrap their heads around the idea of a ℠bag of sand´ creating superior fitness,” Henkin explained. “But this is actually quite odd when you consider most of the best fitness tools — such as dumbbells, kettlebells and medicine balls — are not more complex in their design and often quite the opposite.”
Several success stories are detailed in “Sandbag Training for Athletes, Weekend Warriors and Fitness Enthusiasts,” as are exercises, workout plans and training schedules for all skill levels. The book is available on Amazon.com in softcover and Kindle format.
Josh Henkin invented the Ultimate Sandbag Training System after physical therapy and traditional corrective exercises couldn´t relieve his lower back pain caused by training and competing as a Division I athlete. Using a homemade sandbag, he developed the original workouts after watching military friends go through physical therapy routines. To date, more than 300 exercises are possible with the Ultimate Sandbag. The system is currently used by professional athletes, military forces and weekend warriors in 70 countries. Additional information is available at http://www.ultimatesandbagtraining.com.
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