Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Matalan Activewear Review + Workout Wednesday!!!!!

Happy Wednesday all, are you having a great week so far? 
I am continuing my Workout Wednesday feature which I hope you are all enjoying, I have tried out all the workouts I post and they all get your heart rate up and burn those calories plus if like me you don't belong to a gym they can all be done at home just using your body weight! If you missed them check out my upper body and abs workout and lower body and cardio workout

Now before I share todays workout I have a great review to share with you which will ties in nicely to todays post. The very kind peeps at Matalan sent me some workout clothes from their latest range of Activewear to review and I gotta say I'm rather impressed! 


If I am honest I never stray far from Nike leggings for my workouts but tops can be any brand but when I was offered to review the new Activewear range I thought why not? I choose the Active Ankle Length Leggings and the Active Bubble Hem T Shirt both in black, I am all about black workout clothes! 


I really like the leggings and the top both fit really well and I think look pretty good too? I like the feel and fit of both especially the leggings and for the price these are an absolute bargain! The leggings cost £12 and the top £8 which I can't argue with! I did a workout in them today, another thumbs up, they are comfy to work out in which is obviously very important to me as I spend half my life in exercise clothes! I will definitely be purchasing some more of the leggings, when I find good workout leggings I like to invest! So if you are like me and wear leggings to work out in then go grab yourself some of these and if you like a nice fitting flattering workout top then the above could be for you too! 


Right its now time to get your sweat on, todays workout is a 15 minutes AMRAP workout. 
AMRAP  = As Many Rounds As Possible - in the allotted time. 

15 Minutes AMRAP

Burpees x 10
Press Ups x 10
Pulse Lunges x 10 (each side)
Kick Backs x 10
Full Sit Up x 10 

Set your timer for 15 minutes and complete as many rounds of the above as possible!! This will get your heart pumping and burn some calories for sure! Before you do this workout make sure to warm up for 3-5 minutes and cool down with some stretches.

Question:

How many rounds did you do?

14 comments:

  1. I love TK Maxx for fitness gear - you can pick up some great things, especially yoga pants!

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    1. I have never actually found any good workout clothes in TK Maxx but thats usually because I can't stay in there long enough to go through the clothes, always too many people! I will have a look at there online store though : )

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  2. Oh my life that workout looks hard!!
    I love cheap workout gear! I tend to wear any sort of workout gear to the gym as it doesn't really matter as you're nice and warm and it's all light and lovely. However, for running I always look for more running-specific stuff purely because being cold and wet on a run sucks! Hehe

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    1. I am a sucker for Nike but I am loving these!

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  3. I'm in the market at the moment for some cheap(ish) workout wear. I didn't want to spend a load initially, until I was happy that my fitness bug was definitely sticking around, but now I'm confident it is, I need to get some slightly more suitable gear. Might have to investigate - leggings are usually a bit tricky for me as I'm on the shorter side!

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    1. I love the longer leggings for working out at this time of year but the calf length ones I use in the warmer months...check out Matalans website thru had some really nice cropped ones as well!

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  4. Ohh those workout clothes are cute! I love new exercise accessories ;)

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  5. I like the look of that workout top. It looks cute, whereas most of my workout tees are oversized and drapey! It also looks like it would stay in place and not ride up.

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    1. Really comfy and no riding up plus if your feeling a bit bloated it covers all the right bits!

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  6. I choose those same two items from Matalan but the top in pink, love that the top will cover bloatedness!

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  7. Love the look of the tights- I am always on the lookout for stuff like that as I can't always do the washing in time for the next run!

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    1. They're so comfy and perfect for running!

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