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well + GOOD Summer Sweat Article

well + GOOD Summer Sweat Article

Head over to well + GOOD today to hear how myself and some of my fitness friends transform our workouts for the summer. You guy's already know how into Sandbag training I am, but there are so many other awesome ways to increase your fitness AND your vitamin D levels in the summer.  Outdoor runs, bootcamp in the park, swims at the local pool (or ocean!), yoga on the rooftop...get out there, and get sweating.

How To Make Your Own Sandbag (+ my fave 5 moves with it!)

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BEACH DAYSSSSS!!! Relaxation, sun, margaritas... and beer bellies?  Don't let this happen to you!  I've got just the solution:  BEACH WORKOUTS!  Check out my latest video to find out how-to make your own sandbag and use it in a workout.  It's SO easy, kinda fun and VERY effective.   So you can get your full workout in BEFORE you pass out face down on a towel with your margarita.  (don't forget your sunscreen!!!)

Here's what you will need: 1. Medium Sized duffle bag 2. All the spare plastic shopping bags you can find

Now watch the video!  (I've included a step by step below:)

Step 1. Take the plastic bags and fill them w/ 5-10lbs of sand.  In the video I do about 5lbs each. I don't use a scale. I just go based on feel.  If you want to be precise, you will need a scale.

Step 2. Place the plastic bags into the duffle bag.  Fill to the appropriate weight for your workout.  If you've never worked out with sandbags before, I recommend keeping it light to begin with just to adjust to the feel.  For the video I filled 4 plastic bags to approximately 5lbs each for a total of 20lbs.

Step 3. Fill in all the empty space with the rest of your empty plastic bags to create a tightly packed duffle bag.  This will make the bag easier to manage. Zip it up.  Now you're ready to workout!

Follow my video for some great moves, or get creative and do your own.  Working out with a sandbag in the sand will burn between 20-80 extra calories per exercise!  It's especially great for strengthening and toning the legs and thighs. So slather on the sunscreen and enjoy a burn of a different kind!