Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Track Workout

Good morning!

One of my favorite things to do is go on walks, and for some strange reason I love walking around a track. Yes, the track is just a repetitive oval thing that can make you lose count after six loops, but there are ways to make your workout more fun! Also, some of these workouts do not have to be done at a track! Below, I will show you a workout that I do along with my walk/jog!

The first one, lunges. I like to do lunges around the curves of the track. I usually get about three sets of ten on each curve. I will simply trade off legs between each step (so technically, I get 5 on each leg for each set). 

Grapevine! I will do these on the straights of the track. Sometimes, I will go halfway on the straights and switch sides. Or I will go halfway on the straight, then jog the rest, then repeat on the other side on the other straight. Another great thing to do besides these: sprints. Did you know that sprinting for 30 seconds, walking for 30 seconds repeatedly for 20-30 minutes, will tone your stomach? It is said to be one of the best workouts for losing fat and showing definition in your stomach area!

Next, calf raises! Obviously, you can do these anywhere. To modify, just do them standing in place, no elevation. I like to do three sets of 12. Or sometimes I will do 50 fast ones! 

Okay, this one is a given. Bleachers. If you don't have bleachers near you, try stairs. I like to mix the bleachers in with my walk. Sometimes, I will walk around the track once, do bleachers, walk around the track again, do bleachers again, and keep repeating. You can mix the bleachers in however you like!

Jumps. Okay, I'm not too hot at these. I can only make it up like halfway, eat it along the way, then jog/walk the rest of the way up. I've see people jump the metal, bleacher part…so you could try that for a challenge. Or you can do it like me and jump the steps. Sometimes, I will skip a step in between!

Tricep Dips. You can do these just about anywhere. If you need a more modified version, bend your knees. I like to do three sets of 12.

Well, there you have it! These are just some ideas for when you get bored at the track or on any walk/jog. I will say, I don't do all of these every time I go. Sometimes I just enjoy just my walk/jog! 

Also, remember to stay hydrated! Drink water before, during, and after! If you eat prior, try and eat something light about 30 minutes before. If you eat after, try and eat within 30 minutes after your workout. Eat some protein! :)

Have a great rest of your week! :) …and trust me, if I can do these workouts, you can too!

Over the next couple of days I will be out of town, but hopefully I will have a little bit of time to post! :) As always, I hope this information is helpful to you! I love to hear from you and see what things you are doing to improve your life style!


Oh you know, just being a Nike model (HA!) and all…

And another special thanks to Hannah for taking all of these pics! :)


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