prAna Spring Style is in full bloom! Choose from a variety of amazing pieces, perfect for your workout or everyday life. See my favorite item and see how I sweat it out in this brand new Man Maker Workout, in the latest installment of this month’s Inspired To Be Fit.
prAna SPRING STYLE & A MAN MAKER WORKOUT
I was given the opportunity to review an item from the prAna Spring Style through my partnership with Fit Approach. I received the Crop Top and a discount code in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own!
Can we just talk for one second about how blue my leggings look and how well it pairs with the new prAna Spring Style Petit Crop Top?! Friends, I gotta be honest – I think I look pretty rocking in this mini photo shoot – even with my hair looking a hot mess.
Today, we are on our last day of the month and finishing up our topic of progressions. The first week, I went over acute variables and how we can take 4 – 5 moves and make a multitude of workouts, just by switching up the acute variables. You received 2 stellar workouts, an quick & easy bodyweight workout and a fun & challenging stability workout. We talked power moves last week with a medicine ball workout. And for today, I’m just sharing a few final thoughts on progressions overall.
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Progressing any workout plan is important for seeing results. We have to constantly be working our body in different ways as it adapts. Now remember, progressing doesn’t always have to include progressing the weight. Specifically, one way I progress new clients is with varying up the standing surface by using a wobble board or Bosu Ball. Even equipment progressions, like moving to using a kettlebell or even a steel club.
I’ll also argue that progressing a workout can also include being able to understand when it’s time to back off and take rest. My calf is finally feeling better, but I had to realize that if I wanted to make progress, I needed to rest. This is by far the toughest part, in my opinion.
The bottom line with progressing your workouts –> Stay Safe. Listen To Your Body. Have Fun.
Shifting ever so slightly from working out, let’s talk clothing, more importantly clothing production. Clothing companies have come a long way, not only in terms of creating beautiful and functional pieces (see my cute crop top), but also in working to ensure their materials come from sustainable sources, that treat people fairly, while still improving company processes. prAna is one such company doing just that!
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What I love about them is their commitment to sustainability and to partnering with other companies that support this commitment. One such partner is bluesign® systems. bluesign® ensures the fabrics meet the highest environmental and human safety standard, so we can wear bright colors without worrying about polluting the air or water with harsh chemicals. Which is perfect, because you can feel confident that the clothing you are wearing is protecting the environment, while making you look super cute. And speaking of super cute – did you check out the prAna Spring Style Line yet? If not, finish reading this post and then go check it out. I have a little discount code for you at the end of the post – because it’s WORKOUT TIME!
So, somehow the SEO cards lined up just right and my (WO) Man Maker Workout is one of the highest viewed workouts on the blog. It happened to be a totally random workout I posted too. I’ve since updated it with a pretty graphic, so be sure to check it out, if you want more Man Makers in your life.
I love this workout because it’s quick, but effective! 2 crazy full body strength & cardio moves – gotta love it!
- Set of Dumbbells – I used 15# (use weight you would use for plank row)
- Interval Timer (I don’t go anywhere without my MiniMax)
Setup timer for 10 minutes. Complete as many rounds of the RX moves as you can in 10 minutes. Rest when needed.
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- MANMAKER: Stand upright, with pelvis slightly tucked, shoulders back and down, holding the dumbbells at side. Bring the dumbbells in front of you on the ground. Either step or jump both legs back into a plank position (top of a push-up). Perform a push-up. Immediately spread feet out about the width of the mat, perform a single arm dumbbell on each side. Hop or step feet back to the top of the mat. Power through heels to jump and stand, cleaning the dumbbells, landing in a thruster, then performing a thruster to finish. Repeat. Here is a fantastic tutorial.
- 4 SKATERs – 4 SPLIT LUNGE JUMPS – 4 MT. CLIMBERS: Coming into an athletic stance, jump from right to left, landing in heel. Squeeze glutes and inner thighs. Perform 4 skaters total. After the 4th, lower down into a lunge. With weight in heels, power through to jump up and switch legs, landing with the opposite foot forward. Perform 4 jumps (2 on each side). Hop to the ground, assume Hand Plank position. Drive knees up, like you are running – 4 reps on each leg.
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Don’t forget to add your fitness related posts to the link-up below! While we know nutrition plays a huge role in fitness and overall healthy living, Jill and I would like ITBF to focus totally on the fitness aspect of healthy living. We’d like this to be a go-to resource for workouts and fitness information, motivation and support. If you have a delicious recipe to share (and we know many of you do), come back on Friday and link-up with Living a Life of Fitness Health & Happiness.
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Linking up for Wild Workout Wednesday and Fit & Fashionable Friday!
Weekend! How was yours?! Friday, I took a Me-ish day. I spent the morning doing a little work, hung out with my mom for a bit, went on a little shopping trip, hoping to find a wedding reception dress for this coming weekend, tidied the house and did a little blog work while watching My Diet Is Better Than Yours. Loved this show. I ended the afternoon/night binge watching Fuller House. Cheesy, yes, but I love it!!!
Saturday was class and a few hours of planning workouts – I had 6 clients to plan for this weekend! The Hubs and I shopped (and I found a dress AND purse!) before I helped setup at church, and then ate alllllll the fries at 5Guys. Sunday was church, finishing up client plans and the Oscars with my mom and seesters. One day I want to wear a super fancy glamorous dress!
Busy few days before we leave for Boston on Thursday. We gotta find The Hubs a suit, which will likely be the challenge of the week. I’m pumped to visit old friends and eat at my favorite restaurants again!
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ANNNNNNDDd, next month, Jill and I are talking Warm-ups/Cool Downs and stretching. We want to hear from YOU! What questions do you have related to warm-ups and cool downs? Leave your question in the comments or tweet your question to @burpees4bfast!
Don’t forget to check out Jill’s workout!
Tried to channel by best PaleOMG for this mini shoot! How’d I do?! 🙂 Grab your favorite prAna Spring Style pieces for 15% off by using code PSSS16BFB. You are welcome. Just don’t go buy everything…
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