Fitness is fun, right? Right! (I hope most of you are saying, “Duh!” I obviously am…) Part of what makes fitness fun, besides the immeasurable health benefits it provides, is the wide variety of what fitness can entail. Running, yoga, CrossFit, biking, swimming, rock climbing, dancing, lifting weights, tennis, walking, football, the list goes on and on and on. Itz literally endless. I’ve been active since a young age as I’ve always been involved in team sports: soccer, basketball, softball, and field hockey being the top four.
I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you that I’m totally and completely driven by competition. Whether itz through team sports, individual sports, or merely competing against the guy on the treadmill next to me, I like to compete. I like to go faster, I like to go stronger, I like to be better. I even like competing against myself. I like trying to beat my previous time, speed, or form. Itz fun. Ask anyone who knows me and I’m pretty sure they’ll tell you the same. I’ve created a freakin’ awesome workout. Sorry, but it is. Itz tough and there’s plenty of competition. You can compete against yourself or your gym buddy. Itz The PUMANATOR Workout!
Here’s the deal: you do 15 reps of each exercise. If itz an exercise that is done on both sides of the body, then you do 15 reps on each side. I like counting single reps, so the moves that require both sides I count to 30. Those include: step-ups, walking lunges, mountain climbers, skaters, renegade rows, and side plank with hip dips. To make it more challenging, use weights. I used a set of 15-pound dumbbells on the step-ups, walking lunges, bench press, air squats, and renegade rows. And if you need a visual of any of the exercises, they are in the same order in the graphic below.
Do the PUMANATOR one time through for time, fully recover, and do it again trying to beat your previous time. There’s the competition piece. 🙂 Or you can compete against your gym buddy while still maintaining correct form to ensure safety, of course. My times were: 8:02, 7:37, 7:16. The first time through I was just trying to finish. The second time through I was consciously trying to beat my time. The third time through… I was just speedy. My friend Diana and I did this workout together and we were laughing as we were literally crawling to our mats after finishing the renegade rows to begin the side plank with hip dips. It was brutal.
This workout is inspired by PUMA as you can see I’m rocking all my PUMA gear I received as part of this sponsored FitFluential campaign. I love the clothes and the shoes and they are truly unique. I’ll tell you about them from the bottom up.
FormLite XT Ultra Wn’s is lightest in class with an aerodynamic, 360 fit and flex. The midsole is a lightweight, injected eva with rubber pods for superior cushioning. comfort and stability. The outsole design is inspired by a feather. The cutouts provide 360 flexibility and weight reduction. The upper features a minimal, bonded construction that is breathable and form-fitting.
The shoes are seriously the lightest shoes ever. I get tons of compliments and questions on them, too. When I wore them to the St. Louis Rams Ladies Football Camp, this girl asked me a million questions. The shoes held up well and supported me throughout all the stations we did. When I got blood drawn the other day, an old guy asked me if I actually worked out in them or if they just go with the outfit. I do workout in them, thankyouverymuch. And what’s not to love about the neon orange color?
ACTV Technology integrates athletic tape right into the interior of the garment, in anatomically strategic positions, to help you maximize your workout. powerCELL Level 3 advanced compression apparel: next to skin layers are designed to work with your body s natural systems to help you to enhance and maximize your performance during and after exercise. Lycra content provides long lasting elasticity for enhanced freedom of movement.
When I first received these pants, I literally stripped off my shorts and threw these on to check for size. However, it didn’t go quite as planned. I tried to get them on before reading anything about them because I was so excited. There is athletic tape on the inside, so you literally have to roll them on! Itz a very interesting concept. In fact, the pants probably contributed to my stellar times on the PUMANATOR workout! 🙂
Ribbed Performance Tank Top:
The Ribbed Performance Tank Top has a little bit of stretch, seams cut to flatter, and a moisture-wicking finish to keep you dry.
The longer length is fantastic and the moisture-wicking fabric really works as I’ve sweated my butt off in this tank not only at the gym, but also at the park running stairs for an hour in the scorching St. Louis heat and humidity.
All of these items and more can be found on the PUMA website. Their semi-annual sale is going on now which means you get an extra 20% off sale styles and free shipping on orders $49+. Now is the time to buy – the sale won’t last forever!
Go try the PUMANATOR and tell me your best time!