DVRT Warrior Workout


Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer among women in the United States with 1 in 8 women developing invasive cancer over the course of her lifetime.  Those harsh statistics are the reason that October is dedicated to breast cancer awareness which aims to both raise funds for breast cancer research, detection and prevention.

Statistics like that also mean that breast cancer probably hits home for most of us, myself included.  Both of my aunts were diagnosed with breast cancer before they were thirty and though they both battled a tough road over the course of years, they are now thankfully celebrating life as survivors.  

It also hits home for DVRT Ultimate Sandbag creator, Josh Henkin.  In fact, the reason that the sandbags exist in pink is not to look pretty or as an attempt to be more appealing to women, it is actually a tribute to his step-mother who was diagnosed with breast cancer.  

Though she was only given 6 months to live, she fought like a warrior and lived for 7 years after her initial diagnosis.  During that period, she dedicated her time to educating and spreading awareness about breast cancer.  Josh Henkin has honored her work and legacy with the pink sandbag. 

Reading Josh’s story on the DVRT blog was moving but hearing it in person at the DVRT Master Trainer’s Summit this past weekend was incredibly touching and really struck a chord.  It also inspired me to put this workout together as a tribute to breast cancer warriors everywhere using my pink power bag.  

DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Warrior Workout {dynamic variable resistance training, Breast Cancer Awareness, Strength, Conditioning, Cross Training, #FitFluential}

DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Warrior Workout {dynamic variable resistance training, Breast Cancer Awareness, Strength, Conditioning, Cross Training, #FitFluential}

 

For demonstrations of each exercise, you can visit these links on the DVRT Ultimate Sandbag YouTube Channel: Bent Over Rows, Power Cleans, Thrusters, Front Load Carry March, Super Plank (not a DVRT specific exercise). 

You might also like:  Global Running Day: 10 Ways to Celebrate

If you’re interested in purchasing your own pink power bag (or any bag), you can buy one right now for 20% off using the code: STRENGTH.  

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The sale of any of the bags will help raise hope with profits from the sale of the sandbags being donated to Singleton Mom’s Charity.  Also if you’re looking to really take your training to the next level and get an awesome education, check out the upcoming certifications and workshops!

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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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58 Comments

jill conyers
Reply October 14, 2015

The linkup opens in 5 days? I'll check back later to share my workout :)
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    Reply October 14, 2015

    Haha, sorry about that! I pasted the wrong code!

ilka@ilkasblog
Reply October 14, 2015

Nice tribute to such an important cause.
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 14, 2015

    Thank you! :)

Renee @ Bendiful Blog
Reply October 14, 2015

Great cause! You have me seriously considering getting one for my home collection. Also the link up isn't working.
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 14, 2015

    There is going to be a workout challenge coming up in a few days through Ultimate Sandbag where you can win a USB for and receive a discount for participating!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply October 14, 2015

I was actually reading some cancer statistics this morning and it really is scary. It has scared me in to looking after myself more, and that includes more workouts!

    aelicatese
    Reply October 14, 2015

    It really is so scary!

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply October 14, 2015

My body isn't sore really, just still a little tired... so I might wait a few more days, lol.
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 14, 2015

    Haha, I don't blame you!!!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply October 14, 2015

Great cause to raise awareness for. Another great workout from you. Thanks for the link up!
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 14, 2015

    Thank you and thanks so much for linking up!

AutumnPTW
Reply October 14, 2015

A great cause and another great workout, keep em coming!
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 14, 2015

    Thank you! :)

Amanda
Reply October 14, 2015

Great cause and great workout! The pink bag is so pretty, but it's so cool that it's actually a dedication-- not just for looks.
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 14, 2015

    Exactly! So awesome that it actually means something, right?

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply October 14, 2015

Cancer sucks.
How inspiring to hear she beat the odds for so long.
Great workout too!
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 14, 2015

    It does suck and her story is very inspiring for sure! Thanks so much for linking up!

Janelle @ Run With No Regrets
Reply October 14, 2015

Wow, thanks for sharing. Breast cancer touches so many lives. Great tribute!
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 14, 2015

    Thank you!

Ange @ Cowgirl Runs
Reply October 14, 2015

I'm almost certain I might die after one of your DVRT workouts :) They look so challenging yet awesome!
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 14, 2015

    NO way! I should share some of the beginner works so you'll be inclined to give one a try! ;)

Debbie
Reply October 14, 2015

That's a nice action of them.
I must say that I almost got myself a bag to start training, but I'll wait until I'm fully recovered.
Awesome image with the workout, Annmarie! Thanks for sharing it.
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 14, 2015

    You would LOVE the bag! Definitely let me know once you're feeling better- happy to help!!!

Tara
Reply October 14, 2015

Sweet workout! Pink for the win!
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Sharon
Reply October 14, 2015

Your workout looks good! So great that Josh Henkin honored his step mom's work and legacy with the pink sandbag. Breast cancer sucks and does affect many, my sister in law was diagnosed and thankfully beat it.
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 19, 2015

    So happy to hear that your sister in law is a survivor!!! Such a terrible disease!

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply October 14, 2015

Great post! We have to keep the breast cancer stories and reminders coming, it is that important!
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 19, 2015

    Definitely is <3

Michele @ paleorunningmomma
Reply October 15, 2015

So curious about this now since all I've been doing is running, running, and more running!
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 19, 2015

    I hope you get the chance to get your hands on a bag! :)

Michelle
Reply October 15, 2015

Such a great cause and tribute. Nice to know the meaning behind the pink sandbag! Great workout! Seems like you are recovering well from the marathon!
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 19, 2015

    I am for the most part! Enjoying getting back into HIIT workouts and strength training :)

Marcia
Reply October 15, 2015

What a touching tribute. And great workout too!
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 19, 2015

    Thank you!

Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home
Reply October 15, 2015

This looks like that wreck bag that Becky makes me work out with. That bag is 50#! How heavy was the pink one?
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 19, 2015

    This power bag is 30 but the strength bag loads up to 80! ;)

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply October 15, 2015

Wow, that is a very cool story. What a great way to honor those with breast cancer. So sorry to hear about your aunts. I have several people that I know that have been effected. Such a terrible disease.

    aelicatese
    Reply October 19, 2015

    It really is such a terrible disease :(

Angelena Marie
Reply October 15, 2015

I love the story behind the pink bag! It looks like you can get some great workouts with that sandbag! I'll have to check it out, I'm always looking for more fun tools to add to my gym.

    aelicatese
    Reply October 19, 2015

    You'd love it!!!

Sam @ PancakeWarriors
Reply October 15, 2015

I just love this story. I got chills reading it! Anytime someone can honor their parent/loved one like this always makes me a bit mushy inside! What a great cause though. Seriously loving these sandbags and this workout is on point, sandbags or not!! Yay for strong women!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 19, 2015

    Thank you! It is such a wonderful way to pay tribute to strong women!!! :)

Beverley @ sweaty&fit
Reply October 15, 2015

Ooo lady i am loving this workout alongside the pictures! Great exercises, all of them. Those thrusters are killer as well. That story was very moving and inspiring. thanks for sharing that :) <3

    aelicatese
    Reply October 19, 2015

    Thank so much for reading! The thrusters really ARE killer! :P

Carmy
Reply October 15, 2015

Great workout! Will attempt this at my next gym session!
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    Reply October 19, 2015

    Yay! Let me know how it goes :)

Kathryn @ Dancing to Running
Reply October 15, 2015

What a great tribute to Josh's step mother! Its incredible that she lived for so much longer than her doctors predicted.
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    Reply October 19, 2015

    It really is!

Ariana
Reply October 16, 2015

Sounds like an awesome workout for a great cause! I love that Josh made a pink sandbag in honor of his step-mother....what a fighter!! <3
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    Reply October 19, 2015

    Right?! So awesome!

Betsy
Reply October 16, 2015

I've been wanting a sandbag for a while. What a great workout to inspire me finally get one!
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 19, 2015

    I hope you do! Let me know if you need any help or advice :)

Hollie
Reply October 16, 2015

Love this! I love seeing you posts with this. I am really thinking a few of these would be worth the investment for my park workouts.
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    Reply October 19, 2015

    They totally would be! They can be used anywhere which is one of the awesome benefits of incorporating them into your routine!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply October 16, 2015

Annmarie, you are the DVRT Queen!! I look forward to seeing these types of workouts from you :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 19, 2015

    Thanks, girl! <3

Janice @ Fitness Cheerleader
Reply October 16, 2015

Great workout! I had never heard of the Ultimate Sandbag, it sounds really neat and looks a lot like the surge only with sand instead of water. I'll have to look into getting one!
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