Interval Speed Workout + Finishline’s UA Gemini’s

Happy Hump Day frands! 

Today’s post is super exciting for me because I’m talking about 2 of my favorite things (other than food): fitness and fashion with Finishline! Clearly I love all words that start with F.

I’ve been on the look out for some new training shoes and I found “the ones.” Seriously, I had a Cinderella moment when I tried these Under Armour Gemini’s on. I’ve never said this about a shoe before …but these ARE THE MOST COMFORTABLE SHOES I’ve ever tried on. Exaggeration, I think not. If you scroll down below the workout….I’ll share the reasons why these shoes rock my world.

But first…let me take a selfie.

Just kidding…let me tell you about this workout! 

It’s very Crossfit/WOD-inspired and mixes sprints with strength. It’s a race against the clock to see how fast you can finish it in! I did a VERY similar workout to this one last week and it took me 13:15 to complete it. Make sure you do a proper warm-up like this one and as always- modify as needed! 

Mix sprints and strength for a quick, yet efficient workout that can be done anywhere, anytime!

Interval Speed Workout

Complete the following workout as fast as you can. Feel free to use a treadmill or do this outside. All of the strength exercises can be done with or without weights, just make sure you honor your body.

– Sprint 1/4 mile –

30 walking lunges (15 on each leg): Begin standing feet hip-width distance apart. Step forward with your left leg and lower down into a lunge keeping your shoulders back, chest lifted, and front knee over ankle. On the exhale step forward with the other leg and lower down into a lunge. Repeat 30 times (15 on each side). 

– Sprint 1/4 mile –

30 Tuck Jumps (or Box Jumps): Begin standing feet hip-width distance apart. Explode off the ground jumping up, pulling knees into your chest . Repeat 30 times. 

– Sprint 1/4 mile –

30 Jump Lunge-to-Squat-to-Lunge (15 on each leg): Begin in a split stance with your right leg in front of your left leg. Lower down into a 90/90 lunge, keeping your chest lifted and front knee over ankle. Explode up into a squat, keeping the weight in your heels and your chest lifted. Explode into a 90/90 lunge on your other leg, keeping your chest lifted and front knee over ankle. Explode up into a squat, keeping the weight in your heels and your chest lifted. (*Note: it’s a jump lunge, into a jump squat, into a jump lunge. 1 rep is lunge + squat on one side. So left lunge + squat + right lunge + squat = 2 reps). 

– Sprint 1/4 mile –

30 Tuck Jumps/Box Jumps: Begin standing feet hip-width distance apart. Explode off the ground jumping up, pulling knees into your chest . Repeat 30 times. 

– Sprint 1/4 mile –

30 Walking Lunges (15 on each leg): Begin standing feet hip-width distance apart. Step forward with your left leg and lower down into a lunge keeping your shoulders back, chest lifted, and front knee over ankle. On the exhale step forward with the other leg and lower down into a lunge. Repeat 30 times (15 on each side). 

Under Armour Gemini's from Finish Line

So back to these shoes. You guys know I’m all about comfort and style. You can’t just have one..you gotta have both. 

So these Gemini’s

They’re the epitome of the perfect shoe. Why?

  • Light, but supportive
  • Flexible 
  • Foam midsole (SUPER COMFORTABLE)
  • Badass looking

My shoe size runs between a 9 and 9.5 and I went with a 9 in these guys. I’m an all-purpose shoe wearer, so not only have I work these running, but to the gym, lifting, and around town. 

Under Armour Gemini's from Finish Line

These guys come in 3 colors at Finish Line and cost $129.99. Find more info here.

I’ll take one of each please.

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This post is sponsored by Finishline. I was compensated and all opinions are my own (especially the fact that these are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever tried on…BECAUSE THEY ARE!). 

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