Nike Training Club: Get Lean Program Recap

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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!

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    07/01/2014 at 9:59 pm

    I downloaded the NTC all based off one of your earlier posts and LOVED it. I did one beginner tone workout (fighter I think) and it was really tough and I was sore for 3 days. These are my first workouts since having my baby boy so I’m trying not to be too hard on myself. I keep reminding myself that the more often I get a workout in, the stronger I’ll be and the better I’ll feel in the long run (and the sooner I can get to playing basketball again). Thanks for introducing me to such a great tool!!

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      07/01/2014 at 10:13 pm

      Hi Lyndsay! Great to hear that you’re loving it. Keep up the good work and smart perspective. Congratulations on your baby boy! xo

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