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It’s been a hot minute since I’ve shared a workout with you all! Thanks to Nike I was inspired to get back into sharing more content like this with you guys – hope you don’t mind a little break from the food! 😉
Since I’ve started teaching an interval-based fitness class downtown Lansing at FLEXcity Fitness, I’ve been slowly adding more workout attire into my collection. I’ve always had a thing for activewear (dance, sports and fashion background) but between training there myself and teaching I like to have a variety of workout attire on hand.
Nike is one of those brands where I am instantly drawn to their styles. I tend to go for items that are somewhat unique with attention to detail. I’m also big on technical fabrics, partially because of my fashion degree but also because I sweat (a lot) during my workouts so high-quality fabric with sweat-wicking properties helps keep me comfortable.
On days I teach I typically go for a high-waisted legging with a crop tank.
I like to wear fabrics that keep me cool because if I am moving around a bit I still tend to sweat – please tell me I am not the only one with this problem.
This crop has a lightweight spandex back and lets lots of air in. Perfectly paired with the high-waisted tight.
During the days where I am taking class myself or just getting in a workout, I am all about those poly/spandex lightweight tanks and fun pants with mesh detail.
I love tanks with open and detailed backs because you can have fun with the layering. And tanks you can tie in the front or back are totally my jam. I have a short torso so I feel like it makes me look more proportionate.
Also these magenta crops are ridiculously awesome. They fit like a glove, the fabric is somewhat thick (definitely not see-through) and definitely keeps me cool and dry – a must for my workouts.
ANY OTHER DAY
Basically any other day you’ll find me in leggings and a sweatshirt – bonus when the sweatshirt is cool like this one.
Honestly I could live in leggings and cool tops like this all day, every day. Sometimes I wish it were slightly more appropriate to wear to friend functions and outings because real pants are overrated.
But seriously I always love any type of fashionable activewear. Whether I am working out or just hanging around, I enjoy looking and feeling good and Nike has tons of looks.
24-Minute Treadmill + Strength Workout
Now I can’t let you leave without a new workout! I created this workout with some of my favorite killer moves – sure to get the heart rate up in a short amount of time. All you is about 30 minutes, a treadmill and a set of mid-heavy weight dumbbells.
Set a timer for 12 minutes – do each move for one minute then switch. So “every minute, on the minute” or EMOM for short.
MOVE 1 – SQUAT PRESS
As you squat down, weight should be in your heels.
Keep the chest up, dumbbells at collarbone.
As you come up from the squat, drive up the dumbells into a press, keeping the palms facing each other.
MOVE 2 – RENEGADE ROW (plank + row)
Find a plank position with weights, shoulders set up over wrists, core tight.
As you shift slightly to one side (without lifting hips or rotating too much) row the dumbbell up keeping your elbow close to your side body, then bring that hand back down to plank position before switching sides.
MOVE 3 – ALTERNATING LUNGE
Split the legs so one is front and the other is directly behind the hip (not behind the front food).
Keeping core tight, drop back knee about 2″ from the floor, keeping chest up and dumbbells in hand (or drop if too heavy). Bring the foot back to standing before switching to other side.
Backwards stepping lunges will be slightly less challenging than forward stepping.
MOVE 4 – ARNOLD PRESS (bicep curl + shoulder press)
Standing up nice and tall with slight bend in the knees and hips pressing forward, core tight, elbows in close with palms facing up.
Complete a bicep curl, then once dumbbells are at shoulders, turn and press the dumbbells away from you into a shoulder press.
MOVE 5 – BURPEE
Find a squat position then drop down jumping back into a straight arm plank before jumping feet back into a squat, exploding at the top with a jump.
You can do a push-up after the plank or modify.
Move 6 – OVERHEAD TRICEP EXTENSION
Standing up nice and tall with slight bend in the knees and hips pressing forward, core tight.
Dumbbells overhead with elbows in close. Lower weights down until you feel a stretch in the back of your arms, extend the dumbbells overhead straightening.
Careful not to let the elbows flare out.
REPEAT 2x through for a total of 12 minutes before moving onto the treadmill workout.
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