Sandbags + High Intensity = A Freaking Awesome Workout

At Hostyle Conditioning, we believe strongly in creating unique workouts that get our clients fitter…faster.

Today’s workout combines…

  1. Sandbags and
  2. High intensity metabolic training

Using sandbags that range from 20 to 80 pounds, we push our clients to do as many reps as possible (AMRAP) within 30 minutes.

With no ‘official’ breaks, the goal is to keep going as long and hard as you can with the shortest amount of rest.

Here’s the workout…

  • Sandbag Shouldering – 5 reps per side
  • Sandbag Carry – 2 flights of stairs while carrying the bag any way possible
  • Sandbag push press – 10 reps
  • Sandbag Squats – 10 reps

And here are the real-life results…

  • Depending on our clients fitness and endurance, we saw anywhere from 6 to 12 rounds performed within the 30 minute time frame
  • That means 24 to 48 sets…in 30 minutes!!!
  • Followed by a 5 minute cool down and stretch.

Don’t believe it?

Here is a video of me putting Ryan through the first round.

This is a video of the actual workout group from that morning

So…are you tough enough for Hostyle training?


20+ Years Personal Trainer Bench Press Athelete Founder of Hostyle Conditioning Co-Founder of Hostyle Kettlebell Systems Located in Orleans - Ottawa, Canada

2 thoughts on “Sandbags + High Intensity = A Freaking Awesome Workout

  • June 27, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Has anybody ever tried a heart rate monitor with this workout?

  • April 30, 2012 at 7:23 am

    i have tried this, really exhausting


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