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Favorite Nike Training Club App Workouts

Favorite Nike Training Club App Workouts

I really should have named this post Long workouts? Ain’t nobody got time for that.

But really. The following Nike Training Club (NTC) app workouts are my favorite way to squeeze in a quick, efficient workout when I’m crunched for time, which is basically every day of my life now with law school and the Army ROTC program.

I do cardio with ROTC in the early morning hours three times per week, so I don’t have to condition on my own. However, finding time to strength train and stretch has been a bit more challenging with back-to-back classes and other engagements every day.

Given the time crunch, I’ve been super setting basic lifts for a total body workout or completing one or two of the following 15-minute NTC workouts. Each workout below focuses on upper body, lower body, core work or stretching with exception to Hope Solo’s Unbeatable Workout. This workout is more of a total body conditioning workout with core work mixed in.

Screenshot by Brianna Kolota

Screenshot by Brianna Kolota

Screenshot by Brianna Kolota

Screenshot by Brianna Kolota

Screenshot by Brianna Kolota

Screenshot by Brianna Kolota

All workouts are completed circuit style for time, which means you complete one exercise for a minute or so and then move to the next without resting. The timer on the app shows you how to complete each exercise and signals when it’s time to move on to the next. However, you can always pause the timer if you need to rest or drink water.

In other words, the NTC app is like having a FREE personal trainer. Not to mention, you pick the weights used, if you need any. For example, if I have one minute of rows, I can choose to go heavy with a low number of reps, or I can choose lighter weights and go for more reps. It’s totally up to you.

So the next time you don’t think you have the time, just download the NTC app on your phone and complete one of the workouts. You don’t need to spend hours in the gym every day to see results.

Questions:

  1. Do you use the Nike Training Club (NTC) App?
  2. What other fitness apps do you use? <—Please leave suggestions! I’m always looking for new apps that make working out fun and/or easier.

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26-Minute Boredom-Busting Treadmill Workout

26-Minute Boredom-Busting Treadmill Workout

The treadmill is far from being a “dreadmill” with this 26-minute boredom-busting workout.

26-Minute Boredom-Busting Treadmill Workout from Hungry Gator Gal

Seriously though. If you think 26 minutes is nothing, you’re in for a surprise. The first half of the workout includes a seriously difficult speed pyramid. Then you finish off strong with speed intervals.

In other words, you’re testing both your speed and endurance in one workout. More bang for your workout buck if you ask me.

Complete this workout by itself if you’re short on time, but feel free to complete 15-30 minutes of strength training before or afterward. I like to do upper body work because my legs are pretty much JELL-O after a treadmill workout like this one.

Let me know if you give it a try. I’d love to know what you think. 🙂

Question:

  1. Do you like or dislike treadmill workouts?
  2. How often do you train with intervals or pyramids?

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Quick Bicep & Tricep Blast Workout

Quick Bicep & Tricep Blast Workout

Sometimes it takes that extra push to see strength gains and definition in your upper body. That’s where this workout can help. 

Quick Bicep & Tricep Blast Workout from hungrygatorgal.com

I’ve been adding three to four rounds of this super speedy circuit to the end of my back and shoulder workouts twice per week. This little workout takes 10-15 minutes if you move quickly and has helped me improve my upper body strength. I’m no Cameron Diaz, but I’ll continue to work for guns like hers.

On that note, I just want to say I don’t want to be THAT healthy living blogger who posts obnoxious selfies from the gym. However, I do want to show you my progress as a little inspiration. I started with ZERO strength and definition in my upper body, but here’s where I’m at today after a year of eating healthy and working out regularly,

My life was insane during my final year of college, so I couldn’t spend two hours in the gym every day. However, I kept working toward gaining upper body strength and am excited to finally see results. You can too with hard work and dedication.

And maybe sometime in the near future you’ll want to wear this tank from Activate Apparel’s website.

Let me know if you try this circuit. I’d love to know what you think! 🙂

Questions:

  1. How often do you perform upper body workouts?
  2. What are your favorite biceps and triceps exercises?

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