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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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Chest + Back Supersets Workout

Chest + Back Supersets Workout

Some days I lift heavy with fewer repetitions, and other days I train with lighter weights and a higher number of repetitions.
So what happens when I feel like doing both in the same day? Routines like this chest and back supersets workout.

Whether you should complete a high number of reps with lighter weights or fewer reps with heavy weight is an often-debated topic in the fitness world. However, the truth is that neither training plan is better than the other. You can do both!

Although I’m not a certified fitness professional, I’m a firm believer in keeping your muscles guessing. I constantly switch both my cardio and strength workouts each week.

Now more than ever, I’m focusing on a well-rounded fitness program. Basically, I’m training concurrently (i.e. for cardio and lifting goals at the same time). I’ve been doing it for a little more than a year and have seen significant gains in overall physical fitness.

Although I hope you try the workout, I’m not going to be disappointed if you don’t. Why? Because you should move in a way that makes YOU happy. <—-Great post. Seriously. Check it out!

If you train concurrently, that’s great. Feel free to join me in the gym. However, if you don’t train concurrently, that’s awesome too. YOU should do what works best for YOU.

Maybe that’s running three times a week. Maybe it’s practicing yoga every day. I could care less as long as you’re happy. Life’s too short to do things we don’t like to do. 🙂

Question:

  1. What’s your favorite way to move?

Additional Upper Body Workouts:

Upper Body + Abs Circuit Workout

Upper Body + Abs Circuit Workout from hungrygatorgal.com

Quick Bicep & Tricep Blast Circuit

Quick Bicep & Tricep Blast Workout from hungrygatorgal.com

Push and Pull Upper Body Circuit Workout

Push and Pull Upper Body Circuit Workout from Hungry Gator Gal

Pumping Iron Playlist

Pumping Iron Playlist

Here’s playlist for when you need motivation to lift things up and put them down.

Pumping Iron Playlist from Hungry Gator Gal (an @spotify playlist)

Here’s the Spotify playlist for fans of streaming.

P.S. I pay $5 per month as a student to have access to a bazillion songs with zero ads. I have the ability to follow and make as many playlists as my heart desires. It’s TOTALLY worth the money. Ask for a Spotify Gift Card $30 (affiliate link!) for your b-day or a holiday. 🙂

And don’t forget to follow me (Brianna Kolota) on Spotify if you like this playlist and want to see more of my music. I listen to mainly EDM and pop in the gym, but I like alternative hits while I’m chillin’ at home, studying or working. You’ll find a mix of all three types of music if you check out my playlists.

Question:

  1. What are some of your favorite workout songs right now?

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Summer Workout Jams Playlist from Hungry Gator Gal (spotify playlist included)

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Summer Sweat Playlist 

Summer Sweat Playlist from Hungry Gator Gal

5-4-3-2-1 Total Body Blast Workout (strength, cardio and stretching)

5-4-3-2-1 Total Body Blast Workout (strength, cardio and stretching)

This red, white and blue workout is my attempt at making exercise patriotic in honor of America’s birthday this week. 
5-4-3-2-1 Total Body Blast Workout from Hungry Gator Gal (strength, cardio and stretching)

Can you see the firework bursting in the background? It’s how your muscles will feel (i.e. ready to burst) after doing strength training, cardio and stretching in under an hour.

‘Murica. 😉

Questions:

  1. How are you celebrating the Fourth of July?
  2. Do you work out on holidays? (I typically take the day off to spend time with family and friends.)

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5-4-3-2-1 Lower Body Blast Workout

5-4-3-2-1 Lower Body Blast Workout from hungrygatorgal.com

Total Body Burnout Circuit Workout

Total Body Burnout Circuit Workout from Hungry Gator Gal

Total Body Superset Workout

5-4-3-2-1 Lower Body Blast Workout

5-4-3-2-1 Lower Body Blast Workout

If you’re looking for a workout that will increase your lower body strength, you’ve come to the right place.

This combination of basic lower body exercises will blast your muscles with heavy weight and a low number of reps, which is the perfect recipe for building lean muscle.

5-4-3-2-1 Lower Body Blast Workout from hungrygatorgal.com

This workout, which uses free weights and machines, targets both large and small muscle groups in your lower body. It’s a good workout for runners or people who are looking to improve their overall fitness.

Ladies – I know you might be afraid to lift heavy, but you need to do so if you want to build muscle. You can’t keep lifting light weights rep after rep for days on end and expect to see results. If you can do five reps with heavy weight and it doesn’t completely exhaust your muscles, increase the weight. You might find that you’re stronger than you think!

On that note, if you’ve never lifted heavy before, I STRONGLY encourage you to ask a certified fitness professional to check your form. You can also watch the video demonstrations for each exercise below.

Video demonstrations:

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

Questions:

  1. How often do you perform workouts with heavy weights and low reps?
  2. How often do you complete a lower body workout?

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Burnin’ Arms and Legs Circuit Workout

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Total Body Burnout Circuit Workout

Total Body Burnout Circuit Workout from Hungry Gator Gal