What is Sandbag Strength?
A Veteran Air Force Special Operations Combat Controller, Dan AKA “Cadre DS” served in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Niger, and Haiti, ranging from combat deployments to humanitarian missions. An avid health and wellness advocate, he has also excelled in the competitive sports arena as a four time CrossFit Games Regional Competitor, Strongman National Competitor, and Spartan Ultra World Championship Finisher, Powerlifter, Grappler, and led over 200 GORUCK Challenge events. He believes in and embodies having a “ready for whatever” capacity at all times.
DS has owned and operated a Strength and Conditioning facility and CrossFit Gym since 2012 and specializes in leading highly motivated groups and individuals with unique goals. Spearheading the GORUCK Sandbag and Ruck Training program, which has led to thousands of more capable GRT’s, DS takes great pride in building “Assets” through focused and deliberate physically demanding tasks.
30+ Instructional Videos
Sandbag + Rucksack Movement Library
Get access to over 30 videos that clearly demonstrate the movements required for every workout covered in the 6-week plan.
You will receive a PDF that breaks down the 6-week plan in detail along with access to a movement library of over 30 instructional videos.
Anyone who wants to build strength, agility, stability, coordination, and be more prepared for the rigors of physically demanding tasks.
It can be, however, best practice would be to add a conditioning element and/or rucking miles based on your time, energy, and fitness level.
No added weight.
Put 30lbs or 20lbs in your ruck. Depending on your fitness level, add more or use less. No ego in going down. No “hero awards” for going too heavy and moving poorly or getting hurt.
Go lighter or add more weight. Focus on your technique and positioning. Always move the weight as fast as possible.
Adjust the weight to your preference. No ego here.