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What Dollard, Dobb & Co Taught Me

When I was in college, I studied quite a few different subjects. Of course there was the standard Physical Education A Level you'd expect someone interested in sport and fitness to take. But alongside that, I studied sociology, psychology and also philosophy I loved social sciences, particularly psychology and the theory behind human behaviour. 'Why we think the things we do.' 'Do the things we do.' 'Or don't' on many occasions, 'Even when we know deep down we should!' I remember discussing the theory behind people that became aggressive because of frustration. It's actually called 'The Frustration/Aggression Hypothesis' and was proposed way back in 1930's by Dollard, Doob, Miller, Mower, and Sears. It goes some way to explain why some people get angry and confrontational when they are denied success

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Sand Storm: Beginners Guide To Training With Sandbags

Sandbags. Something that most people associate with flooding, particularly here in the UK. However, more and more people are using sandbags as an alternative to traditional dumbbells and barbells for a great full body functional workout. Throwing around a moderately weighted sandbag is about as old school as it gets and is a great way to hit all the muscles you'd typically train with cable stations and the aforementioned free weights, plus others that you wouldn't usually hit. Despite its recent resurgence in popularity, sandbags have been around as a training tool for hundreds of years, especially wrestlers and combat

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