I’ve got some awesome new shoes to share with you guys today!! The fabulous folks at Puma were kind enough to send me a pair of Puma Mobium XT shoes to review. First impression….purple, pink, light and super CUTE! Basically…yes, yes, yes, and YES!
“The Mobium XT is lightweight, minimal, breathable, and sleek – with support in all the right places. Key design elements are taken from the PUMA Mobium running shoe. But this cross-training version’s midsole is built lower to the ground to help increase agility, enhanced by new features such as a pivot point and TPR layer for support when you kick, bend, and crunch. The Mobium XT Band through the outsole’s forefoot allows the foot to move and expand freely. It works together with the outsole’s deep flex grooves to support side-to-side movement. The forefoot’s Mobium Fit Band attaches to a lacing system for adjustable support. Finally, the women’s specific last and fit means this shoe is made to move with you, not against you.”
My personal opinion of the shoe….lightweight, cute and comfy. I love how the material feels like it is more breathable than other shoes I own. The shoe design is actually pretty unique too which I liked. and of COURSE I love rocking anything pink and purple! I think I’ll be making these my new go-to gym shoe and can see myself wearing these any time I’m just in a casual outfit…which is like 95% of the time when I’m not at work 🙂
To go along with these killer kicks, I wanted to make a workout to pair with the shoes. This is a workout I created that will help to improve your speed and strength. By adding explosive movements to your workouts, you will work your fast twitch fibers to improve you strength and speed.
Introducing the Puma Boom workout. Do this workout all the way through and then rest. Your muscles should feel like jelly after this one! If you can do a couple rounds, go ahead, but it will be TOUGH!
(Hint: Hover over the above image to pin to Pinterest to remember to try it later!)
If you don’t know what some of the workouts are, here are some explanations.
Push Up Claps – Begin in a standard push up position with elbows bent at 90 degrees and tucked close to the body. Now push up in an explosive movement with enough force to jump the hands off the ground and clap your hands together before landing. Try this one from the knees and with the goal of working towards doing them from the toes. Be careful with these!
Standing Long Jumps – For this explosive lower body move, stand with feet hip-width apart, and crouch into a squatting position with the arms back. Next, spring forward and land on the balls of the feet with the knees bent. Continue jumping forward 10 times.
Tuck Jumps – Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, crouch down just a bit, and then spring up into the highest jump possible. Quickly tuck the knees to the chest and then extend them down to land softly on the toes. Immediately jump back up.
Side Star Plank – To get explosive to the core, start in a side plank position with the planted elbow directly beneath the shoulder and both legs stacked. Now, keeping the core muscles tight, raise your free arm straight in the air and raise the top leg as high as possible to form a star position. Return the leg back down and repeat on the same side.
Reverse Lunge Knee Ups – Begin by standing on one foot, then step the opposite foot backwards into a reverse lunge. Powerfully push and explode through the front foot and bring the opposite knee towards the chest. Quickly step back into a reverse lunge and repeat!
Square Jump Drill – Imagine a large square on the ground in front of you. Begin by balancing on the right foot with a slightly bent knee. Swing both arms and jump forward as far as you can. Land on the same foot (be careful). Staying on the same leg, hop right, then hop backwards, and finally hop to the left as far as you can to the starting point. Continue in this square pattern for 30 seconds and then switch feet and repeat.
If you try this workout, leave a comment in the box below and let me know your thoughts!!