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Strength Coach & Personal Trainer Rich Thurman of San Francisco based fitness company Xodus Fitness demonstrates a Sandbag Hip Hinge with the Onnit Battlebag.
Instructions: Hold the Sandbag in the racked position close to the chest. Squeeze the shoulder blades back and pull the arms apart as if you’re trying to tear the Battlebag in half (similar to the Zercher Squat start position).
Hinge forward at the hips with a slight bend in the knees and push the hips back like you’re going to press your bottom against a wall. Hinge to the point just before your body reaches parallel keeping the shoulders slightly above the hips.
Return to the standing position accelerating the hips forwards and squeezing the Glutes.
Benefits: The Sandbag Hip Hinge is a great exercise for teaching the basic hinge. It is also a great regression to help teach the Swing form. Mastering the Hinge will help athletes understand the movements required for the Swing and progress to other movements like the Snatch and Clean.
Strengthens upper, mid and lower Back, Glutes and Hamstrings.
Progression: Sandbag Swings
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