Exercise of The Week – Brute Force Sandbag Push Press
This exercise will help you develop upper body strength and will build explosive power. I like using my Brute Force Sandbag for this exercise but if you don’t have access to a sandbag you can always use dumbbells, kettlebells or a barbell to perform this exercise.
First, stand straight up holding your sandbag or other tool on top of your chest with your arms bent and palms facing each other. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent. Dip your knees and explosively push up with your legs driving the weight straight over your head, locking out at the top. Lower the sandbag or training tool back to the starting position and repeat.
I try to perform anywhere from eight to twenty reps for this exercise. Using the sandbag will make you work extra hard due to the shifting of the sand in the bag. This causes you to use more muscle and stabilizers.