I haven’t blogged in a few days…and I miss it. Lucky for you, I have some really exciting news about the series of events that went on over the weekend. I bought rice. 22 pounds of rice.
NO, I DID NOT EAT IT.
I bought it to fill my lovely new PINK SANDBAG!!!!!!!!
Ever since I became obsessed with Bodyrock, I became equally obsessed and fascinated with the products they use. I still did the workouts before but always had to resort to the modifications that Lisa-Marie offers for those who don’t have the equipment. Luckily, I have been recently been blessed with some fantastic opportunities. I met Marc Lebert a couple of weeks ago who gave me a set of equalizers. You can read all about it here. I also just received my new sandbag from Brooke over at Ultimate Sandbag Training. It was love at first sight. Okay, maybe not. This piece of equipment needed a little bit of work before the love flourished!
The sandbag comes with two filler bags which you are supposed to fill up with sand. I have no idea where to get sand in Toronto in the middle of winter so I copied a little trick from Electra and used the next best thing: rice! It’s cheap and it does the trick! I bought 22 pounds worth and divided it up into Ziploc bags (so the weight can easily be changed). I was actually only able to fit about 20 pounds into the bag which worked out just fine.
As soon as it was filled and ready to go, I busted out this workout. You wouldn’t think 20 pounds is a lot…I lift much heavier at the gym but I feel like sandbag training is a whole different beast! The workout consisted of weighted squats, shoulder presses and rows – all using the sandbag. I absolutely loved it. The sandbag has handles going both horizontally and vertically so it is comfortable for all exercises. It also feels much better resting on my back than a metal bar. It is a lot lighter, yes, but a lot more comfortable at the same time.
Do you like my foamy pink basement walls? Thought so
I cannot wait to incorporate even more sandbag training into my workouts. There are a whole bunch of different exercises that you can do with the sandbag on their website so I know I will be utilizing that as well as Bodyrock to get my sandbag training on!!
Have you ever done any sandbag training?
If you could have one piece of equipment to train with at home, what would it be?