When it comes to choice, most Americans prefer a sandbag workout when compared to a visit to the gym, reveals a new study that has brought into focus the latest in fitness craze across the country. The fitness maniacs are even prepared to lift a comparable load to what workers of the construction site usually carry.
The ambitious weight losers are encouraged to 'heave-ho their way to fitness' by moving around heavy bags loaded with builders' sand. This is typically the scene at the most popular Crunch chain of gym in Chicago.
The new, trendy fitness training programme, commonly referred to as the CrossFit commando-style training program is based on a sandbag-carry exercise. The exercise involves carrying a sandbag (approximately 40lbs) over the shoulder, for a particular distance.
This regime can progressively stretched to accommodate a weight of heavy and cumbersome 40 lbs. Additionally, use of poor techniques and low strength potential can increase the vulnerability to injury, warn the health experts. If you have already made up your mind to switch over to sandbag workout, do not fail to seek professional help!