15 Minute Sledgehammer Workout

If you are pressed for time but want to get your heart rate up and break a sweat, here’s a 15 minute sledgehammer workout.

10-15 minutes is all it takes.

As you know by now, you don’t need much in the way of equipment to keep yourself strong, fit and healthy.

The simple things are what bring the best results!

Have you ever had days where you may not have an entire hour to spare to get your daily exercise in?

This is where mini-sessions work very well.

Maybe you don’t have a large block of time, BUT you may have 2 fifteen minute blocks (or 3 ten minute blocks) during the day some work in.

Mini-sessions may be even MORE beneficial due to the higher quality of work in the shorter periods of time.

We will tend to work better/harder with better quality in shorter time periods.

Most of us own a slege hammer, right?


Grab a sledge hammer and follow along with this 15 minute mini-session.

You can do this circuit/flow for as long as you want.

Explore and play around different hand and foot positions and let your mind wonder.

Our bodies were created to do random and playful movements and not to be mechanical and regimented.

Here’s a sample circuit and you can really do as many reps as you want (it doesn’t have to be 5 or 10 on each side).

DO what you’re feeling!

6,7 or 8 reps are good!

  1. rotational swings R/L
  2. Grave diggers R/L (you can even mix in windmills)
  3. Squats (play with close foot stance)
  4. Leverage press R/L
  5. Rotational Single Leg Deadlift R/L
  6. Reverse lunge (play with different leg angles and foot positions) maybe a even a cossack lunge
  7. Throw in 360’s, 10/2’s or even ballistic curls

Here’s a video on swinging a mace.

Try to transition/flow from one movement to the next without resting.

Please let me know if you have any specific questions on any of these movements so I can make a seperate instructional video to break it down.

Since we should NOT be beating up our bodies every day…

This slege/mace circuit flow is also any excellent way to work on joint health and mobility.

I have also explained some progressions and regressions for some of the movements.


Feel free to add some sledge work into your Training Room workouts! 

Let me know if you would like to see more short/mini-workouts like this and I will post!

It gives me the opportunity to stimulate my mind while helping you at the same time.