Saturday, 10 August 2013

Martial Program for Strength: Equipment worth INR 500 or <$10.

If this is all you got and are still grizzly focused on building so much strength that you may twist your opponent into never before seen contortions( inside or outside the ring), then first of all, get a job.And second, read on. Because this will be an eye opener program for those who are of the notion that strength, like almost every other good thing in this world is the sole possession of the rich. Damn wrong!

In reality, the rich are soft, narcissistic cry baby pussies readily shitting in their diapers at the mention of Hard Work that actually gets you strong. So, my friend it is not time to lose heart against the fight with weakness due to lack of finances. Tighten your belt, literally, and you can with a bit of cunning improvisation have all the equipment you need for free. Yes, you read it right.

All you need for this TURN YOURSELF INTO A WRECKING MONSTER program are these

Two versions of the sandbag, the first one costs INR 300 and the second...NOTHING

Again two versions of the keg, the first one costs  NOTHING and the second, well find it out yourself!

Yes, sand, a lot of it...

That's it. Now, fill up the bag with sand, the keg with water and there you have it. All the tool you need to unleash a reign of terror on your enemies.

Now that you are filled with even more morbid curiosity, here is the program overview:

  • Three alternate days per week of training.
  • A mix of bodyweight movements( including the weighted versions) and odd object( i.e. the sandbag and kegs) lifting.
Not only brutal strength is the goal but an unprecedented rate of fat loss too. Choose the weights and volume of work according to your level of physical capability. Do not be rash, but be rational. There is nothing wrong to start light. Crashing out faster than India in FIFA qualifiers will not bring you any glory.

You might turn into one like Eugene Sandow, the Bon Appetit of the ladies of his time...

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Sandbag Zercher squats Squat jumps Pistol squats
5 sets of 3 reps 5 sets of 10 reps 4 sets of 5 reps per leg
Pull ups(Any variation) Pull ups(Any variation) Pull ups(Any variation)
5 sets of 10 reps 10 sets of 7 reps 10 sets of 10 reps
Keg carry Sandbag Shouldering Keg loading
4 sets of 1 minute each 4 sets of 10 reps per side 4 sets of 10 reps
Hanging leg raises Zercher Keg carry Sandbag overhead carry
4 sets of 10 reps 4 sets of 1 minute each 4 sets of 1 minute each
Wrestler's bridge Cobra stretch Wrestler's bridge
As you choose As you choose As you choose

Fill up the sand and water into the bag and keg respectively as required. Of course, you will have to increase and decrease the amount of fillings according to the movements. One convenient method is to pack the sand in small packets and then put it into the bag as required. If you do not want to experience even this, then well, F**k you!

Sandbag Zercher Squats for you...

Sandbag Overhead Carry

Keg Zercher Carry

Keg Carry

At last, the last of this post. You should follow this routine for 4 weeks and then take a week off before getting back at it again. When you do, mix and match a bit for the sake of variety. You will need it!

If you are wondering why I did not include any push ups in the program, then you probably ain't a martial artist at all! You should be doing them every time you see the floor! All the possible and impossible variations of it.

Another word for those of you who are not martial artists. You can still follow this program, because if you do, the jackasses around will be more afraid of you than the phony Black Belt Brigade frequenting the shame of a dojo nearby.

An installment is due for those who do have access to heavy duty dumbbells and barbells. Till then peg away and you WILL become an unstoppable force of nature.


  1. Interesting concept; I'll try it out soon and let you know later. Thanks.

    1. On your money mate! Give it your all and suddenly gravity will be intimidated by you!!!