I recently wrapped up my second training program with Nike Training Club. After a great experience with the NTC Get Toned Program, I decided to try the Get Lean Program. When creating my program, I chose the intermediate level and integrated planned runs into the training schedule. The intermediate level provides a reasonable training schedule, with 1 or 2 rest days (depending on the week). It is challenging, but not so grueling that I can’t add in unplanned runs or yoga classes.
The program kept me disciplined – during that month, I ran more and completed more workouts that I would have if I were just taking it day by day. I like HIIT style workouts, so the Get Lean Program workouts were just right. If you’re looking to try out a workout from the Get Lean Program, check out Stinger – whew! It’s a winner.
Today I started the NTC Get Strong Program (intermediate, with planned runs) and kicked it off with a 30 minute workout (Perfect Score) in the park. (Aside: Gosh, thats what I love about NTC! I can grab a set of dumbbells, the Bodenettes and a few balls (for the Bodenettes) and bust out a 30 minute workout on a greenbelt.) Since it is a Get Strong workout, it didn’t include specific cardio drills (like Get Lean workouts), but instead focused on whole body exercises using weights. It was still a cardio workout because of the fast pace repetitions with 10 lb dumbbells – a few minutes into the workout, my heart rate was up and I was working up a sweat. (One of the kids even alerted me that there was sweat dripping from my chin. #goodtoknow) My shoulders are already aching from the four minutes of side plank reverse fly. Yowza!
I’m looking forward to the next four weeks of training. With it being Summer and all, I will be out of town for two weekends during the program. This Get Strong schedule will keep me in check and working out while I am away – better add 10lb dumbbells to the packing list… because I always make a list… not quite… although I’m sure I’d be better off if I did.
So, here’s to getting stronger!