Train at home.
Are you someone who trains at home, or maybe don’t have time to get to the gym, yet still want to get in a quick workout?
What if I told you that you can get a full body workout in your driveway or basement with a piece of equipment that costs about $12?
Sand bag training.
Take an old gym bag, or an army duffle bag, and fill it with 100-250 pounds of sand.
Putting the sand in a few trash bags inside the duffle bad and taping them up will keep the sand from turning your basement into Miami Beach.
Start a little lighter, it’s easy to add sand if it’s too light. You can get sand at most home centers for $3-5 per bag.
Now to the workout.
Wrestle the sand bag from the floor to your chest, and press it overhead. Do this for 1-2 minutes and rest. Then do another set.
Next, hoist the bag up to one shoulder and then do a squat. Drop the bag and lift it to the other shoulder. Again, don’t count reps, go for 1-2 minutes.
Last, lift the bag to the chest, bear-hug it, and run, walk, or job around for 1-3 minutes, rest 1-2 minutes, and go again.
Add a set of each in once a week. You’ll feel this in muscles you didn’t know you had!
The sandbag’s odd shape and instability make it perfect for a full body workout, and to stress muscles that won’t normally get a workout.