The vid below is a similar workout to the “Alternative Workouts for Burning Calories and Losing Fat” workout I put up recently, but minus the upper body work. This workout has forward and reverse sled drags, lunges, one leg ‘straight’ leg deadlifts, and Planks (which didn’t get filmed…) for a highly effective “functional” leg, butt, and general conditioning workout. If more people – especially women – did more workouts like this, using low tech tools, they would get far better and faster results. I see so much wasted time in the gym on all manner of “butt firming” machines, exercises, and other time wasters, which could all be done with a program such as this.
There’s so many productive “functional” movements that can be done with sandbags, and a few other things (such as the GymBoss Interval timer, etc) whether used as part of a program, as an “alternative” to their main program, etc, it’s a ‘no-brainer’ product in my view.
For high level athletes, MMA, bbers, etc, such a workout can be more of a GPP/Conditioning Day or part of the overall program, depending on goals, and how difficult one makes the workout. Add 3-4 45lb plates to that sled, and make the sand bag a 100lb plus bag, and all but an elite strong man will have a very challenging and productive workout.
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See you in the gym, or on the field! 😎
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