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Leg Day & Drink Chia! Giveaway

Yesterday was a brutal leg day. The reason it was so brutal has to do with an embarrassing thing that happened at the gym the other day.

Part of my job is to clean up things like this:


A few 45s are no problem. But apparently a few 45s on a barbell are. I’ve been deadlifting 100lbs max, and someone left a barbell with two 45s on it just chillin’ in the middle of the floor.

I go to pick it up, testing the waters so I don’t hurt myself, and realize it isn’t happening. Then a girl comes out of nowhere, picks it up like nothing and reracks it for me.  You know how I feel?


Still, I was super impressed, so we started talking and I learned that Erica’s been lifting for 3 years and really knows her stuff. She kindly invited me to work out with her, so I jumped at the opportunity.

Yesterday we met up for leg day, and she explained to me that you can keep your workout simple, as long as you’re always pushing yourself and switching up your # of reps/ weight to keep your muscles from becoming accustomed to one workout. She took me through what I’m calling the Simply Brutal Leg Workout.


It was so simple, but I’m really feeling it today. The best part was working out with someone who was pushing me, and seeing her do easily twice the weight as me was so inspiring.

Erica also mentioned that I can work a body part 2-3 times a week without worrying about working it too hard since I’m not doing the type of workout where I do two reps to failure. Hm.. good to know for those days when I don’t know what I’ll be working on.

Last week, I bought a foam roller, which my poor legs will definitely need after yesterday’s beating.


I’ll do a separate post on foam rolling since I’m just learning to use it, but I’m excited to work out all the kinks I’ve developed the last few months.

Drink Chia! Giveaway

Now, onto the fun stuff. A few months ago, I wrote about Drink Chia!, a new healthy beverage filled with Omega-3s and vitamins.


To celebrate 2013, the folks at Drink Chia! are giving 13 of YOU a pack of these tasty drinks to sample. You get a pack with their four signature flavors,  “B Meyer” LemonHoneysuckle PearStrawberry Citrus and Mango Tangerine.


That’s right, THIRTEEN YouMeFit readers will receive a pack of yummy Drink Chia! drinks! The giveaway will be open until this Friday night (2/1/13) at 11:59PM EST. Entering is simple: just leave a separate comment for each of these methods for multiple entries to count:

  1. (Mandatory) Check out the Drink Chia! Web site and comment here telling me which flavor you’d like to try the most. 
  2. Follow @DrinkChia on Twitter and comment saying you did.
  3. Follow @YouMeFit on Twitter and comment saying you did.
  4. Tweet “I entered to win a pack of @DrinkChia from @YouMeFit! http://goo.gl/409NQ” and comment here with the link to the tweet.

Giveaway Rules: Contest is open to readers in the continental US only. No Purchase Necessary. The email addresses that are collected for this giveaway will only be used for the purpose of contacting the winner and will never be given out to anyone nor sold. The winner will be randomly chosen and contacted via email. The winner will have 72 hours to respond. Please make sure you check your junk mail folder.


I’m wondering…


What are your favorite leg day moves? Do you stick to a few simple exercises with lots of reps, or lots of different exercises in a circuit?

I used to be big on circuits, but I’m starting to see that I can get the results I want just doing a few moves. Plus, it saves me a lot of time if I don’t have to walk from machine to machine or wander around the gym wondering what to do next.

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I am a college student that is trying to stay physically fit and eat healthy. We all know how hard this is, so I am trying to post some tips, and get some discussions started so we can all learn from each other.


  1. I would want the strawberry citrus!

  2. I already follow you. 🙂

  3. Strawberry Citrus would be my first choice!

  4. Mmmmmhoneysuckle pear please!!! 🙂

  5. I’d love to try the mango tangerine!

  6. I followed Drink Chia on twitter.

  7. I followed YouMeFit on Twitter.

  8. I would try the honeysuckle pear. It sounds enticing.

    I like the simple workout that you described. I was able to squat 215 at one point using basically the same workout, except I prefer lunges over hack squats. Idk why but i really love lunges.

  9. I want to try the Mango Tangerine. Yum!

  10. I follow you on twitter

  11. I would like to try the strawberry

  12. strawberry citrus, sounds interesting.

  13. Honeysuckle Pear sounds great!

  14. I’d love to try the Honeysuckle Pear! Yum!

  15. Honeysuckle Pear for me!

  16. I follow Drink Chia on Twitter via @serene_streams!

  17. I also follow you on Twitter!

  18. I also tweeted!

  19. The Strawberry citrus look amazing!! I’m always looking for drinks with low sugar. I am also allergic to dairy and gluten so that’s a plus this is free of them both!! Love the “no artificial anything”

  20. honeysuckle pear sounds awesome to me!

  21. following drinkchia under @terpjess

  22. i also am following you under @terpjess

  23. I would definitely want to try Mango Tangerine.

  24. I followed Drink Chia on twitter under @danyxthree

  25. I follow @YouMeFit on twitter under @danyxthree

  26. Mango Tangerine would be refreshing!

  27. The Strawberry Citrus sounds awesome, 2 of my favorite flavor combos!


  28. I love the Meyer Lemon!

  29. 2. I follow @DrinkChia!

  30. 3. I follow @YouMeFit! Great stuff! Thank you!

  31. I think Honeysuckle Pear but its a tough decision!

  32. I already follow Drink Chia on Twitter!

  33. I already follow you on Twitter!

  34. Really want to try the Mango Tangerine!

  35. I would love to try mango tangerine!

  36. follow @DrinkChia on twitter (@hbbs55)

  37. Hello1 I would love to try the mango tangerine flavor! 🙂

  38. I just followed @drinkchia – my twitter handle is @nehadz

  39. Just followed you as well.. really want to and would love to win. – my twitter handle is @nehadz

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