• Third Time’s a Charm Barbell Workout

    January 28, 2016

    Hey, hey!

    I have another awesome workout for you guys! Get excited! This time we’re using a barbell! (Although, a set of dumbbells would probably work too!)

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    But, first, let me tell you about my workout gear since I’m excited to partner with Victorias Secret Sport (VSX) once again!

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    We all know Victoria’s Secret is known for lingerie, but their sport line is growing and, honestly, the brand is nailing it with their gear, especially the sports bras. I can’t tell you how many people have raved about them to me since my last post.

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    A sport bra is a bra too, and Victoria’s Secret knows how to make a great one based on the same fit technology they use to construct their regular bras. Their sport bra collection size and fit just like a normal bra (32D, 36C, etc.), which creates more support and a more accurate fit.

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    The Victoria’s Secret Sport collection also includes some really snazzy tops and bottoms. Once again, I’m wearing the Knockout Tights (in a different pattern this time) as well as The Player tank, which I want like 5 more of. They’re lightweight and perfect for super sweaty workouts. (FYI: They run kind of big, so I’d order a size down. I ordered an extra small and small and ended up keeping the extra small, which is pictured in this post.)

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    Ok, it’s time to break a sweat! This workout is actually 3 mini workouts in one. You’ll complete the exercises below 3 different times with one minute of rest in between each round. Each round is 5 minutes and the goal is to accumulate as many rounds as possible (AMRAP) in that amount of time. Your score will be how many total rounds (+ reps) you get at the end of the 3 AMRAPs.

    Third Time's a Charm Barbell Workout

    The first movement is Shoulder-to-Overhead (S2OH), which means you have your choice of how you’ll get the barbell from your shoulders to overhead.

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    You can Press, Push Press, or Push Jerk the bar overhead. It’s whatever you prefer and makes sense for the weight you selected. Just to give you an idea, I used 65 pounds and Push Pressed the weight. Although, I actually wish I went heavier (85 pounds) and Push Jerked, especially since the reps are so low. Whatever you decided, you’ll still get an awesome workout!

    _MG_5077Since the workout is 3 short AMRAPs of 5 minutes, you want to pick a weight that’s challenging, but you can move fairly fast with it too.

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    After you finish 3 S2OH reps, you’ll transition the bar to your back and perform 6 alternating lunges (3 each leg, 6 total).

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    I saved the best for last! The final movement is Over-the-Bar Burpees. (I promise they’re fun!)

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    This means you’ll do a Burpee parallel next to the barbell and then jump over it laterally with both feet. That counts as one rep, so you’ll Burpee and jump for a total of 9 reps.

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    After you complete the Over-the-Bar Burpees, you’ll rest for 1 minute and then start round #2 with 3 S2OH, followed by Alternating Lunges and Over-the-Bar Burpees. You’ll rest again for 1 minutes and then complete round #3 the same way.

    Happy sweating!!

    There are some really amazing Victoria’s Secret deals coming up in the next few days, so be sure to check them out!

    • Free shipping on a purchase of $25 + 20% off a single item (valid 1/31/16 only)
    • Limited time! $15 Off $100, $25 Off $150, $50 off $250. Use code SPRING2016 (valid through 2/9/16)
    • Free $15 V-Day reward card with a purchase of $75 (valid through 2/1/16)
    • Free $30 V-Day reward card with a purchase of $150 (valid through 2/1/16)
    • Free shipping on a purchase of $50 (valid 2/6 – 2/7/16)
    • Always free shipping on $100 purchases with code FREESHIP100

    Thank you Victoria’s Secret for providing the workout gear featured in this post!

    Note: Please consult your doctor before starting a new exercise program.

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    Karien @ Running the Race January 28, 2016 at 5:48 am

    Ooooooooh, those over-the-bar burpees look tough…! Definitely going to try them!

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    Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious January 28, 2016 at 6:10 am

    That jump tho! I’ve been adding a lot of quick busts into my workouts. I will be adding your jump technique!

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    brynn January 28, 2016 at 6:12 am

    LOVING your workouts, the pictures are stunning, but can we talk about the clothes?! So, so good! If this isn’t motivation, I don’t know what is.

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    Kelli @ Hungry Hobby January 28, 2016 at 8:18 am

    New cute workout cloths are a motivator for everyone right? I think for every 5 workouts we do, we should get one new outfit! Wouldn’t that be awesome?!?!

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    Tina January 28, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Yesssss!

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    Paula January 28, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Loving the workouts you’re posting lately! This might be fun to try with Zercher lunges, too. And by “fun” I mean painful.

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    Melissa @ melissakolbeck.com January 28, 2016 at 8:55 am

    I LOVE those tights!!! I’ve been really into print tights lately. How fun to review their stuff a second time!

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    Chelsea@TableForOne January 28, 2016 at 9:42 am

    What cute workout tights! I am a huge fan of the VS workout gear. Can’t wait for some of their new stuff.

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    Christen January 28, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Wow, that looks hard (but fun!)

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    Valerie January 28, 2016 at 10:24 am

    I bought the other pair of Knock Out tights that you have and I love them! They fit really well, stretch well, and were still breathable for a longer pair of tights. I got a lot of compliments on them! The best part is that the fun patterns hide more. I am still chicken about going commando under my tights when I go to CrossFit, so these work just great for hiding lines.

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    Tina January 28, 2016 at 10:25 am

    So glad you like them! They are definitely a new favorite for me!

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    Gianna @ Run, Lift, Repeat January 28, 2016 at 11:53 am

    I did the bra and tights purchase (and actually bought the ones you are wearing!) LOVE the tights. The bra was kind of meh on. Found it to be a little too much when running and kind of irritated me; will probably use it for cross training only.

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    Erin @ Erin's Inside Job January 28, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    I haven’t loved any of the patterns from VSX, but that’s prob bc I’m more of a solid and lack-of-color kind of girl haha. I’m glad you’ve found ones that work for you and thanks so much for this workout!

    I’ve been doing similar ones this week where I teach. I LOVE that barbell!

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    Rachel @ Simply Rachel Nicole January 28, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Good workout clothes make all of the difference in the world! VSX seriously has some of the best stuff. My sports bra from them is my all time favorite! 🙂

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    Tina January 28, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    I love my new one too!!

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    shelly January 28, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Nice workout! I can barley lift the bar (without any weights). LOL Can’t wait to get my arms in better shape!

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    Daisy @ Fit Wanderlust Runner January 29, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    I love love love VS! Their sports bras are amazing!

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    Kayla @ Blondes Have More Run January 31, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    LOVE over the bar burpees! Sure way to get your heart rate up!

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    Rebecca Dawkins April 26, 2016 at 3:58 am

    I just couldn’t take my eyes off you. You are an inspiration, I can see the power and enthusiasm in you through your pictures. Keep sharing and motivating us.

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