Besides coming up with exercises that take about 20 seconds to pronounce, I like to use different training implements from time to time. Here, I’m combining two: the Valslides and a sandbag.
You don’t always have to increase the weight of the load in order to change the loading parameters. Just switching the placement of the load can have a result on the training effect of any particular exercise. With the sandbag, three holds I like to use to are the Zercher hold, the shoulder hold and the overhead hold. These three holds can even be used to progress an exercise starting with the Zercher hold and moving up to the shoulder hold and finally the overhead hold. The further the load moves away from your center of gravity the more difficult the exercise becomes because of an increased demand in stability