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Go For The Gold: Track & Field Inspired Running & Bodyweight Track Workout

We are having so much fun watching the Olympics this summer. It’s been so exciting to watch Team USA dominating gymnastics and swimming. As those events come to a close, we are looking forward to shifting our focus to the track and field events. I don’t know about you but watching all of these amazing Olympic athletes puts a little extra fire behind my workout motivation so I created a Track & Field Inspired Running & Bodyweight Track Workout so we can all find our inner Olympian. 🙂

Olympic Track & Field Inspired Sprint & Bodyweight Workout

I took my workout to the track this weekend for some sprints and bodyweight circuits. It was a sweaty fun time and I felt especially Team USA in my new 2XU compression tights.

Track & Field Inspired Sprint & Bodyweight Track Workout

Olympic Track & Field Inspired Sprint & Bodyweight Workout

The workout features a descending distance track sprints (or runs) with a bodyweight circuit between each.

Runners Lunge

Note: it’s super important to stretch before sprints and make sure to have water on hand because tracks tend to be in direct sunlight without much shade.

Here are the movements featured in the bodyweight circuit.

Air Squat

Air squat:

  • Feet slightly wider than hip distance
  • Weight in the heels
  • Chest up
  • Strong core
  • Drive your butt back and down trying to squat to parallel or just below
  • Be careful not to let your knees cave in

Push Ups

Push ups:

If there is a bench at the track, I recommend placing your hands on the bench and your feet on the ground. I find this really helps with getting proper depth in your push up while still staying on the toes.

  • Straight line head to heels
  • Strong core
  • As you lower send elbows both back and out a bit and not just straight out to the sides. You want them squeezing in a bit.
  • Gaze slightly forward and not back at your navel or toes
  • Bend elbows to 90 degrees and push back up to straighten

Lunges

Lunges:

  • Stance is about hip-distance apart
  • Front knee lines up above the front ankle
  • Don’t let the front knee cave in
  • Keep shoulders stacked over hips and avoid the temptation to lean forward, especially as you fatigue
  • Be sure to engage glutes and keep core engaged

Tricep Dips

Tricep dips:

  • Knees can be bent (easier) or legs out straight (harder)
  • Keep your hips super close to the bench
  • Bend elbows to 90 degrees and send them straight back behind  you
  • Keep chest up and shoulders back

I won’t go through the plank because we’ve done a lot of planking around here over the years. I trust you guys have got it! 😉

Olympic Track & Field Inspired Sprint & Bodyweight Workout

And then take off on your run. My goal for you is that you get faster and faster with each run as the distance shortens. I want you to really push it on the run. This isn’t a jog around the track. It’ll feel so good you’ll probably be smiling like I am in the picture. (Kidding, you’ll probably be cursing me. xoxo)

I received these awesome 2XU patriotic compression leggings as part of a recent Go For The Gold BabbleBoxx. Compression leggings help promote blood flow and reduce muscle soreness. You can get 20% off your 2XU purchase with code 2XU20.

There were a few other fun things included in the box that I’m excited to share.

Casio Baby-G Red, White and Blue Watch

This red, white and blue Casio Baby-G watch is so sweet and I love the red, white and blue color-blocking. It’s cute but also super functional with water and shock resistance, LED light, world time, stopwatch, countdown timer and multiple alarms.

JUST Water

I took this paper-based JUST water with me to the track. The paper bottle is made from 83% renewable resources that results in a significant reduction in CO2 emissions compared to traditional plastic bottles. The water is sourced from the Glen Falls watershed in Upstate New York. My favorite thing about the JUST water is that an ethical trade revenue partnership with the city of Glen Falls is revitalizing the local community by paying 6x the municipal rate for access to less than 3% of its excess water.

The water is available nationally and jus $0.99!

True Athlete ZMA Energized Training Formula

If you need something to get you feeling energized to tackle this track workout check out this new True Athlete Energized Training Formula from Vitamin Shoppe. It’s designed for endurance and performance and energy support and contains creatine, arginine and beta-alanine along with caffeine and AstraGin, which is produced from ginseng and astragalus and designed to improve absorption of amino acids, glucose, vitamins and other nutrients.

True Athlete contains no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners and is free of banned substances NSF Certified for Sport. (You know in case we get tested for doping or anything. Ha!) I’ve never really used a pre-workout so I’m excited to give this a go!

PurpleTale 5-Step Facial Kit

And if you need a little pampering after your sweating, check out this fun portable 5-step facial kit from PurpleTale that lets you pamper your skin at home or on the go without the cost or time of going to a spa. It’s just $7.99.

Here are the steps…

  1. Cleanse – lather foam cleanser in hands and wash face and neck. Rinse and gently pat dry.
  2. Treat – apply a thin layer of ampoule to face and neck and wait for the product to sink in.
  3. Pamper – peel away protective film on one side, place the mask on face and then peel away the other protective film. Leave on face for at least 20 minutes. Remove when ready.
  4. Moisturize – dab facial cream on face and apply evenly.
  5. Nourish- massage neck cream onto neck with an upward motion.

I brought it with me for a some special pampering on our mountain vacation.

I really hope you try out this workout because it’s a good one! Also, I hope you enjoyed learning about a few new products. They were fun for me to test out!

GIVEAWAY! Tell me what your favorite Olympic sport to watch is and be entered for a chance to win the True Athlete Energized Training Formula. 

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media.

{ 37 comments… add one }
  • 1
    Shannon August 14, 2016, 9:48 pm

    I love the swimming and beach volleyball!

  • 2
    Cara August 14, 2016, 9:49 pm

    I was a swimmer growing us, so swimming is definitely my sport to watch. Every race was so exciting this year!

  • 3
    Olivia K August 14, 2016, 9:54 pm

    Definitely loving the swimming and gymnastics this time!

  • 4
    JennyV August 14, 2016, 10:55 pm

    Can’t choose one:
    Gymnastics
    Track and Field
    Swimming

  • 5
    Lindsay August 14, 2016, 11:02 pm

    Gymnastics, diving, weightlifting and tennis

  • 6
    Fiona August 15, 2016, 6:46 am

    Swimming and track!

  • 7
    Zoe August 15, 2016, 7:36 am

    I grew up swimming, and from a large family of swimmers, so watching that event feels like home. My love for the water is endless.

  • 8
    ali August 15, 2016, 8:00 am

    track and field and gymnastics!

  • 9
    Meah August 15, 2016, 9:01 am

    Ahh, this workout takes me back to the track season! I’ve been wanting to try a run+circuit combo workout for a while. I’m really interested to see if doing the circuit will impact my speed at all since I’ll be getting more fatigued. As for Olympic sports, I’ve been watching a LOT of swimming and that’s been fun since the U.S. has been doing so amazing, but I also really love watching gymnastics. Simone Biles performances always blow me away. That girl has some serious talent and clearly works very hard!

    xxMeah

  • 10
    Caroline August 15, 2016, 9:11 am

    Track and field!! Those athletes make it look so easy!

  • 11
    April August 15, 2016, 9:14 am

    Gymnastics is always my favorite! This year, we’ve really enjoyed watching the track and diving comps. Such talented people! 🙂

  • 12
    kelly August 15, 2016, 9:22 am

    I grew up swimming, so that is my favorite to watch. I also really enjoyed watching the marathon yesterday.

  • 13
    Paige c August 15, 2016, 9:23 am

    Track is my favorite Olympic sport!

  • 14
    Stephanie Phelps August 15, 2016, 9:27 am

    Oh my gosh I love love love the Gymnastics. Track and field is way cool too!

  • 15
    Holly August 15, 2016, 9:57 am

    Definitely gymnastics!

  • 16
    Laura T. August 15, 2016, 10:21 am

    I love watching gymnastics and swimming!

  • 17
    Megan August 15, 2016, 10:59 am

    Love watching the gymnastics and track and field!

  • 18
    Allyssa Tomlinson August 15, 2016, 11:12 am

    I love watching the gymnastics!

  • 19
    Erin August 15, 2016, 11:43 am

    I LOVE watching track and field–especially the shorter sprints. We were laughing because we were so nervous watching the men’s 100M final last night!

  • 20
    Bonnie August 15, 2016, 12:12 pm

    Women’s gymnastics has to be my favorite, followed very closely by swimming.

  • 21
    Jenn August 15, 2016, 1:07 pm

    I love watching track and the marathons.

  • 22
    Kim N August 15, 2016, 1:26 pm

    I’m obsessed with the olympics. I find myself learning about new sports every 2 years! This year – my absolute favorites to watch are Gymnastics, Swimming, Marathon, Track and Field, and Synchronized Swimming. I found myself getting into Water Polo this year. I’ve been trying to follow woman’s Beach Volleyball this year but the 1230 am games are rough!

  • 23
    Liz N. August 15, 2016, 1:55 pm

    Olympic weight lifting and fencing.

  • 24
    Britt August 15, 2016, 2:03 pm

    Gymnastics! Followed closely by swimming and beach volleyball. They’re all so exciting

  • 25
    Stephanie G August 15, 2016, 3:04 pm

    Ironically I LOVE to watch track and field. It’s amazing to watch how speedy they all around that track. Thanks for the track and body circuit workout. I needed a new routine so this will be a nice change of pace. 👊🏼. Alllllso, thanks for the giveaway. I’ve never tried a pre workout so winning this (fingers crossed) hopefully will put a pep in my step. I’m excited to try. Thanks Peanut Butter Runner!!!😊

  • 26
    Heidi August 15, 2016, 5:27 pm

    Gymnastics!!!!!

  • 27
    Tracy August 15, 2016, 9:08 pm

    Track and field! Thanks for the workout!

  • 28
    Heather August 15, 2016, 9:56 pm

    Usually I just watch gymnastics and track but this year I have watched everything!

  • 29
    Kelly August 15, 2016, 9:57 pm

    You know my answer has to be gymnastics!!

  • 30
    Ashlyn August 15, 2016, 10:02 pm

    I love watching swimming and gymnastics! Thanks for the awesome workout!

  • 31
    Maggie August 16, 2016, 12:00 pm

    Gymnastics is my favorite! But swimming and diving are also fun to watch!

  • 32
    Julie August 16, 2016, 4:03 pm

    Typically gymnastics is my fave, but we’ve really been enjoying volleyball & swimming this year.

  • 33
    Heather August 16, 2016, 10:04 pm

    I did this workout with a friend at lunch today and it was awesome – thanks!

  • 34
    Karen August 26, 2016, 7:53 pm

    Track and field running events

  • 35
    Micheal Bradon October 6, 2016, 10:25 pm

    I like your workouts. I think that they will support your running so much. ^^

    • 36
      Jen DeCurtins October 9, 2016, 10:04 am

      Thanks!

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