Find Your Strength With This SandBell Workout

The end of the year is a great time for renewal and recommitment to our physical, professional and spiritual goals. While the new year might ring in with messages of short-term weight loss and trendy new diets, the last few months of the year give us space to reset and start taking real steps toward real long-term goals.

When it comes to building confidence, feeling empowered, growing healthier and acting with purpose, there is no goal that checks all the boxes quite like strength training. Making a commitment to build strength, inside and out, is a decision you won’t regret.

The discipline required to create a routine, show up for a workout and properly fuel your body will build tremendous internal strength. The commitment to educate yourself, move with intention and train sustainably to avoid injury will build tremendous external strength. And after just a few months on a strength-training regime, you will find yourself sprinting into the holiday season with a renewed sense of focus, clarity and power.

The best way to start is by using your body. Your body is the most versatile, accessible and functional weight around. Basic push-ups, squats, lunges, planks and sit-ups are the building blocks of strength, and they allow you to put form first by perfecting each motion before adding weight.

When you’re ready to kick it up a notch, adding a SandBell goes a long way toward increasing muscular strength and endurance, without throwing your body off kilter by adding bulky dumbbells. You can move from slow, focused push-ups right into explosive plyometric squats, with easy to grip shifting weight flexible to your every move.

Mix this weighted circuit into your strength-training schedule to see increased gains and accelerated results.

Strength and Agility Workout

Instructions: Choose a SandBell weight that challenges you. Complete six rounds of these six heart-pumping, strength-building moves, performing each move for 30 seconds with 10 seconds of rest between each.

SandBell Butt Kickers

SandBell Sumo Squat

SandBell Mountain Climber and Push-Up

SandBell Lunge Jump

SandBell Plank Shoulder Tap

SandBell Speed Jack

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