Work It Out in Nike !
One of my new year resolutions has been to chalk out time out of my busy schedule to hit the gym and get fitter, on a regular basis. So isn’t it true that swanky new gym gear is the perfect motivation to get started on your fitness regime. I’m as particular of my gym wear as I am about my regular fashion and Nike is my go to for the most awesome gym wear. I was thrilled to receive all new gym wear from Nike in some vibrant hues and in my all time favourite Dri- FIT. Nike Dri-FIT is a high-performance, microfiber, polyester fabric that moves sweat away from the body and to the fabric surface, where it evaporates. As a result, Dri-FIT keeps athletes dry and comfortable
For today’s post on my workout routine I’ve worn this neon yellow Dri-Fit top from Nike, a grey sports bra, with these dark grey Dri-Fit Nike tights with a light pink waist-band layered this aqua blue hoodie jacket and donned my new multi-hue Nike running shoes. Combining both comfort and style my head-to toe Nike gym gear gave me the perfect reason to hit the gym once again this year.
I don’t wear a stitch of make up to the gym, to let my skin breathe while exercising.
For today’s post I take you through my circuit training routine in the gym – that includes a combination of exercises for both the upper and lower body including ab training and sides. Circuit training is short bursts of resistance exercise using moderate weights and frequent repetitions, followed quickly by another burst of exercise targeting a different muscle group.
First I begin with a warm up of 20 minutes on the treadmill and the cross-trainer.
To begin with the upper body exercises I started with training my biceps with – the bicep curl (1st pic) followed by the hammer curl.
Next for my upper body exercise I did the Shoulder Press, to work on defining my shoulder muscles.
Next to work out my chest muscles I used the Chest Fly machine.
|Standing triceps dumbbell extension.|
Onto my workout for my sides, I used a Swiss ball to work on my sides.
Next I did some free hand stretches for my sides.
Then I used the Swiss ball for my ab crunches.
|Ab crunches on the Swiss ball|
Next moving onto the lower body, I started my leg work out with some lunges.
Then I did some side leg raises for my outer thigh, which is a major problem area of mine.
|Side leg raises|
|Leg Press Machine|
I make sure I hydrate well after I’m done with my workout.
Here is a look at my super stylish and comfortable Nike running shoes that have become my gym staple.