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Hello and good morning to all! Did you have a good weekend? I don’t really have much to fill you in on from my weekend, but I still loved it nonetheless. It revolved around family time, some relaxation, and quality time with God. Not too shabby for Tina. It’s what life’s about to me, so I certainly enjoyed myself.
With a busy week ahead, let’s jump right into today’s Move It Monday. I have a fun, new workout tool to share with all of you and a recap of my workouts this past week.
To sum up my workouts right now – I’m into cycle classes. And I’m into circuits. They’re giving me such a challenge right now and I love how quick they can be. Like the one I’m about to share with you. It took me about 20 minutes and left my body saying “Woah! What was that?!” Likely a little help from the new tool I used.
Awhile ago, the Fitfluential Ambassadors had the offer to receive one of these cool bags from Josh Henkin, the inventor of the Ultimate Sandbag Training System. I thought it would be a great tool to add to my home gym and the Fitfluential crew along with Josh mercifully allowed me the chance to review one.
The Ultimate Sandbag offers so much in one piece of equipment:
- builds core strength
- the unstable shifting of the bag’s weight causes your body to work harder and burn more calories
- improves flexibility and muscular balance by training all muscles
- provides more variety to workouts
- useful for functional training exercises
In fact, this sandbag training system offers a risk free 30 day trial and guarantees a full refund if you’re not satisfied. I did receive the Ultimate Sandbag system to review free of charge from Fitfluential and Josh Henkin, but I have to say – if you were considering trying one out for a home gym tool, then go for it! I’m a believer. The Ultimate Sandbag Training site even offers an online library with different video workouts to try out for free and a lot of other information posts to get people started.
I reviewed videos and played around with my new toy for awhile before putting it to work with my own little workout. I put together the following circuit for a quick 20 minute strength workout that got my heart rate pumping way more than I could have ever expected, as well. I have a feeling I will be using this sandbag in a lot of workouts at home. So practical!
SANDBAG TRAINING CIRCUIT
COMPLETE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING MOVES BACK TO BACK IN A CIRCUIT FORMAT.
Exercise 1 – Clean & Press
Exercise 2 & 3 – Touchdown Single Leg Squat (Right Side 1st round, Left Side 2nd round)
Exercise 4 – Walking Lunge with Leg Lifts
Exercise 5 – Squat & Swing with Bag
Exercise 6 – Plank & Bag Pull
Exercise 7 – V Crunch with Bag Overhead
I completed the exercises as a circuit by doing each move for 50 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest. I went through the workout 3 times, which added up to just over 20 minutes of my time. I was spent at the end of the 20 minutes! But I still had SO much fun!
Your Turn – Have you ever used sandbags in workouts? What’s a new workout tool you’ve tried in the last year?