This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Champion. All opinions are my own.
Did you know that the sports bra was only invented 40 years ago?! That’s within my lifetime, people! Before the sports bra, a lack of physical support was a barrier to female participation in sports and athletic endeavors. I mean, can you imagine doing a HIIT workout in a regular bra or even going for a run? How uncomfortable! The first sports bra, branded Jogbra, was marketed and sold starting in 1977. And honestly, I can remember when I got my first one entering high school in 1979. But in 1994, Jogbra was rebranded as Champion, which is why I’m super excited to be partnering with Champion for this post in celebration of their 40th Anniversary. They truly are a champion in my book for the invention of a daily wardrobe staple in my life.
The thing I really love about Champion sports bras is that they continue to innovate their sports bra product assortment to support the wide range of women’s bodies and breast sizes. Any of you women who have had babies know that when that baby is born, your boobs take on a life of their own. Twenty-five years ago was my first experience with this situation and I finally understood what my well-endowed friends were complaining about. I wanted so badly to go for a run (my favorite form of exercise back then) but my post-partum breasts posed a problem! I had to go out and buy myself this rather new concept of a maximum-support sports bra. I never had any sympathy for my high school friends who said they didn’t do sports because of their big boobs. Suddenly I understood. That was the 80’s and 90’s… fast forward to today, and a lot has changed. Champion offers a super expansive line of sports bra styles that range from moderate to maximum support and are ideal for the most intense workouts or everyday needs. I actually prefer a sports bra to a regular bra on a daily basis and I think lots of women would agree with me. Today’s Champion sports bra allows women to increase the intensity of their workouts no matter their shape or cup size while still being confident you’ve got the support you need!
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And in honor of their 40th Anniversary, I’ve created a “Workout Like a Champion” high-intensity workout below while wearing Champion’s dedicated anniversary sports bra to showcase how awesome this exclusive red bra really is! This workout involves jumping and it’s no problem for “the girls” when you are wearing a comfortable sports bra. Let’s go!
**If you want to get their anniversary sports bra for yourself (or any other bra!), now through September 15th, you can get 20% off your order with my code “Chris5” at checkout.
Workout Like A Champion
Here’s your circuit workout:
- Start with a 1 minute warm up by doing a light jog or march.
- Perform each of the below 5 exercise for 30 seconds. (That takes 2.5 min)
- Rest 30 seconds in between.
- Repeat the circuit 3 times for a heart-pumping 10-minute workout.
A) Start standing with a slight bend in knees and hands resting on thighs.
B) Keeping the knees bent open the arms and legs out to the sides. Arms come above the head and legs wider than shoulders, then close returning to you start.
A) Start with your legs slightly wider than shoulder distance apart and arms at the sides.
B) Bring one leg behind at a slight angle into a reverse lunge. The front knee will come to a 90-degree angle.
C) Swing the arms in front of that bent knee and leap the back leg forward to switch sides in a skating motion. Arms alternate as you switch sides like a speed skater.
A) Start standing tall and bring one heel off the floor towards your glutes, the opposite hand comes up towards you shoulder like running arms, then switch to the other side.
B) This exercise is working your hamstrings and glutes while stretching your quads. You should feel this in the glutes and the back of the legs as you pull the heel in.
A) Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder distance apart and bend knees slightly.
B) Alternate punches as you grip your core muscles and slightly rotate right and then left.
A) Start in a lunge position. Both legs should be bent at a 90-degree angle at the bottom of the lunge.
B) Jump in the air with both feet leaving the ground at the same time. The front foot comes back and back foot comes to the front. Land in a bent knee lunge. Repeat.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Champion. The opinions and text are all mine.