Wild Workout Wednesday: ShiftFit Strong + Bodyweight Workout

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Welcome to back to our Wild Workout Wednesday link up! Each week I link up with Angelena Marie from  Angelena Marie: Happy, Healthy & Balanced , Upala at Pretty in Pink Fitness, and Amber at Bold Fit Mom  to bring you workout ideas, motivation, inspiration and recipes to try.  Join us for a wild workout each week by reading along or grab the button and link up if you have a fitness or healthy living post to share!

So this week I have some really exciting news to share! Well, it is exciting to me, not sure how excited you’ll be about it but I’m going to share it anyway. 😉 

This past Monday, I started the first day of a new strength training program trial that I was picked to be apart of! This could not have come at a more perfect timing as I was looking to step up my strength workouts since I will be in “off season” mode until I start marathon training.  

A few weeks ago, right before the Syracuse Half, I was contacted by Jonathan Collins, creator of ShiftFit Performance Fitness Programs. He offers several different programs that are designed to improve your endurance, strength and physique.  


He is working on a new program called ShiftFit Strong and asked me to be part of his trial group to test it out.  After learning a bit more information I happily accepted.  Though I have been pretty successful at creating my own workout routine and incorporating strength training (since it’s my first love), I was interested to see what someone else’s program would do and how it might challenge my body in ways that I haven’t. 

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I am only three days into the program but so far am really loving it. Monday was an upper body focus, Tuesday was sprint intervals and today is all about mobility.  Inverted Row with Lebert Equalizer

For the mobility part, I plan to get my spine aligned by my “on call chiropractor” aka my husband and do a little DVRT work with the sandbag- it is great for improving mobility and range of motion especially through the thoracic spine and shoulders. 

I am really excited to see what the rest of the program entails and how it improves my strength and endurance; both of which will be necessary foundations before I begin training for my Fall marathon! 

I have also been getting in my ab work this April with the #RockYourCore Challenge

My 4 year old is also really enjoying the challenge and even got some high knees in with me yesterday! 

Phew! Told you I’ve been busy! I also came up with an old fashioned bodyweight workout that can be done anywhere- no equipment needed except an interval timer, which you can download an app for.  Here is a list of 10 different interval training mobile apps in case you need some suggestions! :)

Wild Workout Wednesday: Bodyweight Workout

 I wrote it as 40 second on/ 20 seconds off but you can change it depending on skill level/how you feel.  

That about wraps it up for this week! Make sure to grab the badge and link up with us below if you have a workout, healthy recipe or fitness find to share and we will make sure to spread the inspiration around!

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply April 8, 2015

I love body weight workouts, as they can be done anywhere. It just goes to show that you don't need equipment to have a really good workout.
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    Reply April 8, 2015

    SO TRUE! I used to lug kettlebells with me on short vacations before realizing a bodyweight workout is just as effective!

Debbie Rodrigues
Reply April 8, 2015

Wow! That is indeed a lot going on.
For now, I am happy I can slowly walk around the house, but I will surely be back to exercising as soon as I get doctor's clearance.
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    Reply April 8, 2015

    So happy to see that you're up and about!!! You'll be back to yourself in no time! :)

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply April 8, 2015

I love how the kids are joining you for the challenge! It is fun- just hard to figure out how to get the pictures taken! Good luck with the new strength training program- that is cool that you are in the trial program- I like to be part of start up adventures!
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    Reply April 8, 2015

    I actually set my phone to record a video then take screen shots of the action- much less time consuming than trying to figure out how to pose for a picture! :)

Reply April 8, 2015

How exciting! Can't wait to read as you go through the program! :)
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    Reply April 8, 2015

    Thanks! I am really excited too...I was thinking of posting before and after pics but I haven't had a chance to take any good ones yet :P

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply April 8, 2015

I still can't get over that adorable picture of you and your daughter doing the high knees. OMG. I'll be interest to see what you think of this, and how you maintain/incorporate strength training into marathon training!
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    Reply April 8, 2015

    Haha thanks, she is crazy!

Nora @ 2 Generations Running
Reply April 8, 2015

Sounds like an interesting program, I'll be interested to hear how you like it! And that workout looks like a good one! Nice and simple to do at home :)
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    Reply April 8, 2015

    Yeah, I kept it simple today...originally I had plank jacks in there with plyo lunges and the sort but I figured that might scare people off haha!

Reply April 8, 2015

You are busy! But you make it look super simple! Love the pics with the little one, they are adorable!
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    Reply April 8, 2015

    Aw, thank you! She loves getting involved! :)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply April 8, 2015

oooo yey! Can't wait to hear about how the program works for you! Also love that mini you is getting into the challenge :)
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    Reply April 8, 2015

    She really is, she thinks it's great! :)

Renee @ Bendiful Blog
Reply April 8, 2015

Body weight workouts are the best, no muss no fuss and get the job done. Although I like you like weight training as well! Thanks for the link up. I love your little lady getting in on the core action.
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    Reply April 8, 2015

    I DO love strength training but a good bodyweight workout is nice sometimes too! :)

Katie @ Fit Life by Katie
Reply April 8, 2015

I love homeworkouts for those days when that's all the time you have :-)
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    Reply April 8, 2015

    Exactly, perfect for when you're short on time or just don't have access to equipment!

Carrie A Groff
Reply April 8, 2015

ShiftFit sounds interesting! Looking forward to hearing more about the program and how it works for you!
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    Reply April 8, 2015

    I only have only seen the workouts for this week so I am still unsure what to expect but so far so good! Thinking about taking some before photos and see if there is any visible difference at the end!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply April 8, 2015

I love a good bodyweight workout. Thanks for sharing!
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Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply April 8, 2015

I've not heard of that workout program but I am curious to see how it works for you. Rock your core-loving all your photos! Keep it up
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Angelena Marie
Reply April 8, 2015

You have been busy!! I love the pics of your daughter working out with you! Mine loves to join in too!
That workouts looks like a great one, I'll have to give it a try!
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Sarah (Shh...Fit Happens)
Reply April 8, 2015

Love the pics of you and your daughter - so awesome!
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Ange @ Cowgirl Runs
Reply April 8, 2015

I'm loving that my current workout split is more bodyweight or dumbells that I can do at home. I love my gym, but as soon as the weather improves it feels silly to spend so much time in the gym.
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    Reply April 8, 2015

    It is nice to get in a good bodyweight workout outside! :)

Jess @hellotofit
Reply April 8, 2015

I love a good bodyweight workout - like this one! Thanks for sharing :) xoxo
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    Reply April 8, 2015

    It is pretty basic but still effective! :)

GinaB @ Mirror Watching
Reply April 15, 2015

Annmarie my daughter is loving working out with me as well. It is an awesome, life long gift we are giving them.
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    Reply April 15, 2015

    Aw, that is awesome to hear and you are SO right! It is a lifelong gift <3

Reply May 28, 2015

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