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The problem is not everyone has access to one — especially now while we’re all stuck at home and everyone panic bought every piece of fitness equipment known to man. Unless you’re the proud owner of an extensive sandbag collection, what are you to do when your home gym doesn’t have regular gym equipment? Give up? Absolutely not.
Celebrity trainer Don Saladino, who’s trained Hollywood stars like John Krasinski, Liev Schreiber, Emily Blunt and more, has your back. His unconventional sandbag hack? A duffel bag — yes, that ubiquitous sack you likely have lying around in your closet is your ticket for this tough full-body workout.
Take your biggest duffel bag and stuff it full of books, odd trophies, and whatever else you have around the house to make it heavy enough that this workout will challenge you.
“It’s like a sandbag — throw some books in it and let’s do some movements that we know we can perform,” Saladino says. He adds it’s the basis for a surprisingly demanding workout, one that left him sweating. “I would always envision things that you could use in a house, but until you actually go and do it and run through, like three or four rounds of it, tell me how it feels.”
Saladino’s workout incorporates moves like carries, lunging, planks, and lateral offset pushups. You might be shocked at how tough it is to move around a bag of books, especially while rotating. Get into the spirit of it, especially if it feels a bit absurd to you. Check out Saladino demonstrating the full-body duffle bag workout below and give it a try yourself.
|Don Saladino’s Duffel Bag
Workout Routine. 4-5 rounds
|Lunge to Rotation||8 each side|
|Plank with Pull Through||8 each side|
|Lateral offset Push-up||8 each side|
|One-arm bentover row||8 each side|
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FULL BODY DUFFLE BAG WORKOUT 4-5 Rounds 1️⃣Lunge to Rotation, 8 each side 2️⃣Plank w/ Pull Through, 8 each side 3️⃣Lateral Offset Push Up, 8 each side 4️⃣One Arm Bent Over Row, 8 each side @on_running sneakers @greysonclothiers hoodie, joggers, duffle @aliceinchains 🎶 Would? *Watch video for filling your duffle bag. TAG YOUR GYM CREW! I WILL BE COACHING THIS WORKOUT IG LIVE AT 3:30 EST TODAY (04.18). #donsaladino #suitupwithdon #suitup #athomefitness