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Making Fitness Fun with PUMA

Monday, August 12, 2013

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of PUMA.



When it comes to working out, I'm a big fan of tights and bright shoes. Maybe it's just because they make me feel a lot fitter/official than I really am, but either way, they tend to get me to the gym, so that's important. I was so excited when PUMA sent me an awesome tank, bright orange Formlite XT sneakers, and a pair of their fabulous compression line leggings.

The shoes are perfect for my workouts in the gym, where I often jump rope or do kettle bell swings. They're light and have great grip and I feel secure in all of my movements. The shoes are breathable, form-fitting, and just cute as a button.

When I first tried on the tights, I was a little freaked out by the lining, which is kind of sticky; but once I got them on I was in love. I now refer to them as my Spider Man Pants. They basically integrate athletic tape right into the lining, and with muscle support built right in, you can totally maximize your workout.

Speaking of workouts, how bout we do one now?

Like I said earlier, I love kettle bell swings, jumping rope, and pull-ups, but sometimes you just don't have the equipment to do a workout like that. I thought I'd show you some of my favorite exercises that can be done with just your body. Maybe you're on the road a lot, or maybe you don't have a gym to go to, but you can still get in shape almost anywhere with a fun and quick workout.

1. Push-ups
2. Mountain climbers: start in a push-up position, then quickly bend one leg and bring it to your chest.
Switch. Do these as fast as you can.
3. Jump squats: start with a regular squat, and then jump out of it. Repeat.
4. Suitcase crunches: start with your arms in front of you and your legs bent. Lean back and extend your legs. 
Come back to starting position. Repeat.
5. (See below) Crazy Bus Drivers: start in suitcase crunch position with your hands clasped.
Move your shoulders to one side and your legs to another. Switch. Come back to the middle. Repeat.
6. Handstand Pushups (best with a spotter): Find a wall and do a handstand against it. Dip down as far as you can go. Return to extended position. Repeat.
7. Lunges

I like to do sets of 25 repetitions of each exercise, and I always try to do four rounds. The great thing about workouts like these is that you can make it as short or as long as you need it to be. Start with one or two rounds, and see how it goes. 

You can do it! 
And visit PUMA for some gear that'll make it easier.

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Like I said earlier, this is a sponsored post. I only work with brands that I love and that I think you will enjoy, too. All opinions are my own, and as always, I can't thank you enough for your support as I continue to work with sponsors.

12 comments:

  1. Woah!!! Handstand push ups? I knew you were awesome....Now you're really awesome! lol

    Seriously though, great tips! High school has been too long ago and I've let "walking" be my exercise ever since. Who am I kidding?!? That's NOT enough!

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  2. I wanna do handstand push-ups so bad!! But I'd seriously injure myself and probably anyone within 100 feet.

    Also I'm loving your puma attire! Maybe if I buy some new workout clothes, I'd go back to the gym...

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  3. LOOK AT YOU! I want to do these push-ups so bad now!

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    1. You can do it! They're a little scary at first but I love them.

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  4. Oh yeah, okay. Handstand pushups. No problem.

    And I need some of those compression leggings. I dig tight pants when I work out too, I think because they inspire me to get as skinny as they make me look?

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  5. Love those sneakers! I'm going to buy them in the exact color!

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  6. Okay...so I clicked over and saw them in purple and ordered that color instead. Looking forward to wearing them to the gym on Thursday!

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  7. so fit! i do a similar at home workout that takes about 20 minutes. so much better than going to a gym...i hate gyms :).

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  8. look at you being all strong and cute and stuff! i love those bold shoes!

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  9. Loved those sneakers of yours. It's really cute. I want to have one. Anyways, I wan to do that handstand push-up, it looks like it's a great exercise. Anyways, are you guys interested to hire a personal trainer? You can visit noexcusefitness.com or you can contact them on (949) 313-4034 for the information.

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