Build Big Muscle with Sandbags
Shape up by ditching dumbbells for a super sandbag
Revolutionize Your Workout
Many men treat weightlifting like a religion. Pump iron, have faith, and you will sculpt a six-pack. Amen. But there's a faster way to reach beach-body heaven: Sling sand. "A sandbag's shape shifts, forcing more muscles to work together to maintain balance," says Josh Henkin, C.S.C.S., inventor of the Ultimate Sandbag Training System.
Perform the exercises as a circuit, doing as many reps of each as you can in 30 seconds before moving on to the next one (use a 30-to 70-pound bag). Rest 30 seconds between moves. Do the circuit 3 times. (Think you’re tough? We dare you to try these 15-minute Muscle Shredders!)
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