Before we get started with todays workout (which is a killer btw) I just wanted to say that I was really impressed by how many of you made your own modified sandbags or used other weights to complete the last workout. I have absolutely fallen in love with my sandbag and it will be a regular addition to my new workout routines.
Mark V posted this question in the comments:
“Can you give me a guide as to which sandbag would be the best for me? Also, is there something that I can use temporarily until I get one?”
I am using the power sandbag in my workouts. This is the package that they recommend for women. For men, you can start with the strength sandbag package. The thing that makes these sandbags great is that you can adjust the weight to whatever level works for you – this is a real plus. It also has multiple grips and handles which allows you to perform different exercises. If you don’t want to go the sandbag route, you can try using different free weights, a duffle bag full of laundry – get creative and find something that works. If you have any suggestions please post them in the comments below.
Alicia also left this question:
“Do you do your workouts everyday, or every other day? Or a certain number of times a week?”
I aim to do a workout 6x per week. These workouts are a super intense 12 minutes long – even when my days and weeks are super busy I make it a priority to find these 12 minutes for myself to keep myself healthy, fit and strong. The way we are updating right now, we are trying to share a workout one day, and a diet video the next. On the days when we don’t update with a new workout, you can either repeat the most recent one, or you can dig through the home workouts section and find one of my older routines. The main point is to be consistent and give it everything you have. Even if I don’t post a new workout that day, I usually let you guys know what workout I did in the diet post. On a side note, a lot of the newbies have been asking if I can suggest an exercise for this problem area or what to do about that problem area. The best answer that I can give is that the workouts I do are full body – I put them together to cover as much of the body as possible. I believe that this is the best approach to achieving overall head to toe results.
Today’s workout really wound me up. I was dripping with sweat and breathing hard right out of the gate. Before I started I gave myself a little reminder to just attack this routine – I went into it keyed up with a take no prisoners attitude. Take a minute before you start your workout and get yourself pumped up. Get fierce. 12 minutes of sweat dripping whoop ass awaits – walk away from it proud that you gave it your all and did your very best. As always I am keeping automatic track of my time and intervals with my favourite workout gadget – my beautiful and precious Gymboss Interval Timer.
Set your timer for 24 rounds and 2 intervals. The first interval is 10 seconds and the second interval is 20 seconds long. Your goal is to do as many reps as you can for each exercise during the 20 second interval. The 10 seconds is just enough time to write down your reps and get into position for the next exercise – but you will have to move fast.
I really enjoyed this workout so I hope that you will have a lot of fun with it as well. Make it a game and try to beat my reps for each exercise.
This is the order of the exercises and you will do 2 rounds of this entire circuit (that’s why you have to set your interval timer for 24 rounds)
1. Side Lunge Jump – I completed 17 reps in the first in the first round and 14 reps in the second round.
2. Shouldering Sandbag – My score: 5 reps in the first round and 5 in the second round.
3. Side Lunge Jump – 17 reps, 16 reps.
4. Dive Bomber – 5 reps, 4 reps.
5. Side Lunge Jump – 17 reps, 16 reps.
6. Cleaning Sandbag – 5 reps, 5 reps.
7. Side Lunge Jump – 15 reps, 14 reps.
8. Pike Jump – 21 reps, 17 reps.
9. Side Lunge Jump – 15 reps, 14 reps.
10. Sandbag Sit Up – 5 reps, 4 reps.
11. Side Lunge Jump – 15 reps, 14 reps.
12. Slide Under with Sandbag – 9 reps, 8 reps.
The photo tutorial and complete exercise descriptions for this workout can be found on my personal blog Zuzana Light.com by clicking here.
Enjoy your workout!