DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Turkey Burner HIIT Workout

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Happy day before Thanksgiving/ Thanksgiving Eve! I don’t know about you but Thanksgiving is probably one of my favorite holidays.  Not only do I enjoy the food (duh), but I also enjoy the time spent with close family and friends and just the whole routine of the day. 

Every year for the last several years I have started the day off with a good sweat session.  You might assume that since I am a runner, I would join in the fun of a local Turkey Trot but that’s not the case at all.  Not because I wouldn’t love to trot along my fellow runners, rather, I happen to host the holiday so it’s just not possible. 

Instead, I opt to get in a sweaty workout at home.  It’s quicker, easier and well…a lot less cold. I typically wake up, prep a few things and then make my way to the “whine cellar” aka my basement gym and sweat it out. 

Sometimes I only have a half hour or so to fit a workout in which honestly, is all the time you really need.  I mean, I’m all for a fun 5k but we all really know that 5k’s don’t just last the half hour that you spend running.  The whole driving, parking, packet pick up thing is a real time sucker. Factor in the hosting thing and there’s just not enough time for that. 

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So the best way to get the most bang for your buck out of a workout in 30 minutes or less? A HIIT workout using the Ultimate Sandbag, obviously, and this one only takes 20 minutes total! 

DVRT #UltimateSandbag Turkey Burner HIIT Workout.  Burn the Thanksgiving calories with this functional fitness Dynamic Variable Resistance Training Ultimate Sandbag high intensity interval training workout: USB Burpees, Bear Hug Squat Jumps, MAX Lunge to Clean.


This workout has “just” three exercises (burpees, jump squats & lunges) which, if you were using just your bodyweight alone, would be pretty intense.  It is for that reason that I recommend using the Ultimate Sandbag Power Bag and keep the work time vs. rest time on a more reasonable side.  I’d also recommend a 1-2 minute rest time between rounds. 

Of course, if you need to modify the workout- just increase the rest to work ratio.  So instead of 40 seconds of work and 20 seconds of rest you could modify it to 30 second of work and 30 seconds of rest.  The same could be said if you wanted to up the intensity a bit and increase the work time to 45 or 60 seconds and the rest time to 15 or 10 BUT since this workout is a turkey burner aka butt kicker, I doubt you’ll want to. 😉 

The video below demonstrates how to perform each of these more traditional bodyweight exercises with the Ultimate Sandbag.  

The bonus of using the sandbag over just bodyweight is that it combines both conditioning and strength training especially so with the MAX Lunge to Clean.  It helps you to really build power from angles that we aren’t practicing in traditional workouts.  Pretty cool, right? That’s precisely why I love incorporating DVRT into my training so much…. and I don’t have to spend hours working out to get results.  

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So, whether you choose to join me tomorrow morning before the festivities and feasting or if you decide a post turkey day workout would be better suited instead, I promise you that you’ll burn some turkey calories for sure! 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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