TRX Superset Workout

Hi friends! Happy humpday! Hope you’re enjoying the week. 🙂 I am DRAGGING today, which is totally my fault because I stayed up way too late reading this book.

Primates of park avenue


It’s perfectly scandalous and intriguing; everything an end-of-summer read should be. It’s also been some welcomed respite from the dry birth books I’ve been re-reading/skimming. I’ve never been into the Real Housewives of Wherever-type shows, but I find this inside look fascinating, especially since I’ve wondered what it would be like to raise a child in NYC. Even my first time traveling there, long before I was pregnant with Liv, I was curious about what parenting would be like in such a densely-populated and expensive city. It’s one of my favorite places in the world, and is filled with culture, amazing food, and exquisite sites, but like anything, I think it would have its challenges (like navigating the subway system with an itty bitty). This book focuses on an extremely small area, the Upper East Side, so it’s obviously not representative of this giant city as a whole, but it’s still pretty fascinating. So far, I definitely recommend it. It’s enough to keep me “one more chapter”-ing until I’m reading through my eyelids.

I wanted to share a quick and easy dinner we’ve enjoyed a couple of times lately: honey-lime salmon! I’m guilty of making the same salmon recipe over, and over and over -it’s the maple orange one in the book– and have tried to step out of the box. I loved Julie’s cashew-crusted salmon and have experimented with pesto, miso, and bbq salmon. If you have any faves, please let me know!

Anyway, here’s the quick and dirty recipe, which is perfect for a weeknight.

Preheat the oven to 375 and season the salmon filets with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Drizzle honey on top and sprinkle the zest of one lime. Cut the lime into quarters and reserve. 

Heat a saucepan to medium-high and add some olive oil to the pan. When the oil starts to sizzle, add the salmon to the pan and sear for about 1 minute on each side.

Pan sear 1 of 1

Transfer the salmon to a baking dish and bake for about 10-12 minutes (depending on the size of the filets), until it flakes easily with a fork. Squeeze fresh lime on top and enjoy!

Din 1 of 1

Today is acupuncture day (yesssss) and I’m debating if I’ll BODYPUMP or do my own thing later. Last week, I took half a BODYPUMP workout, which ended up being the perfect amount. I was toast after the triceps track. I’ve also been using the TRX for strength training, which is what I’ll do if I don’t take a pump class. Here’s a superset workout I put together a couple of weeks ago.

For supersets, you’ll work opposing muscle groups back-to-back, alternating between two exercises. The idea is that while you’re working one muscle, the antagonist muscle (which works as an opposing force) is “resting.” This way, you can complete 3 rounds of a superset, rest for a minute or so, and continue on to the next one. (For example, if you’re doing biceps curls and triceps extensions, you would alternate between those two exercises for 3 rounds before moving onto the next set of exercises.) Superset training is an efficient way to shake things up, as it keeps the heart rate consistently elevated (= higher calorie burn) and will work to full fatigue the muscles before moving on.

Here’s the workout:

TRX Superset Workout 2

Links to exercises:

Biceps curl

Triceps extension

Wide row

Chest press


T deltoid fly

Split squats

Hamstring curls

Overhead back extension

Plank or pike

Let me know if you give it a try!! Any quick and amazing dinner recipes lately? Which book are you currently sucked into?

Have a happy Wednesday and I’ll see ya later today on the Family page with a giveaway.



More of my favorite TRX posts here, here and here

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  1. mary on August 26, 2015 at 7:00 am

    Your last salmon post I recommended Williams-Sonoma’s Potlatch salmon seasoning. Since then, I discovered this, a Bobby Flay recipe for it!

    I haven’t tried it yet. I’ll try yours, too. I might sub brown sugar for honey. Honey’s not my fav.

    Thanks for the book rec, too! I needed a new book.

  2. Caitlin @healthybiteshouston on August 26, 2015 at 7:02 am

    That salmon looks delicious! I just made your turkey, shrimp jambalaya and it was fantastic!

    • Fitnessista on August 26, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      yay! so happy you liked it 🙂

  3. Chelsea Anthony on August 26, 2015 at 7:14 am

    I’m already 1/2 way through Elin Hilderbrands “The Rumor.” I love her books for summer reading. I’m sad that I’m 1/2 way through and I’ll be done in a few days!

    • Fitnessista on August 26, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      ahhh i still want to read that one!

  4. RachelG on August 26, 2015 at 7:33 am

    I’m loving “She’s Come Undone” by Wally Lamb. I devoured a huge portion of it over the weekend and I’m almost done. Definitely a bit heavy at times, but such an amazing book. 🙂

  5. Jessie R on August 26, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Looks yummy, love me some salmon! That TRX workout looks nice and sweaty, pinning that one.

    I’m currently reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, it’s pretty good! I just finished Signal, the sequel to Runner by Patrick Lee. SO many good books, so little time.

    • Fitnessista on August 26, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      right? i have so many i want to read but barely sneak in 30 minutes before bed. audible has been awesome too, though!

  6. Mary on August 26, 2015 at 7:43 am

    ooooohhhh that book looks so good! i need a nice light read… I mean, I don’t really need anything, I’ve got about 8 books queue-ed up so I prooobably shouldn’t buy anymore haha. But it’s going on the list of books to buy! right now I’m reading “Out There- A Story of Ultra Recovery” about an alcoholic/addict struggling and then finding himself through ultra marathons. my kind of guy 🙂 hahah

  7. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on August 26, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Salmon..yum! I just posted a salmon blueberry almond recipe yesterday. It was like candy salmon. Next up I want to try a maple reduction.

    I have TRX straps, but feels weird bringing them to my gym maybe has something to do with the fact that they’re bright pink. I bought them because they don’t have any. They used to then removed them because people were being stupid with them.

    • Fitnessista on August 26, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      blueberry almond salmon sounds incredible!!!

  8. Britt@MyOwnBalance on August 26, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Raising a child in NYC is definitely challenging and expensive but there are also a lot of opportunities for little ones, which is great. Also, I lived on the UES for 7 years and it was very family oriented with lots of parks, Saturday morning soccer, kids at local brunch places and busy playgrounds. Of course there is also a more affluent subset that can be a little nutty. 🙂

  9. meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles on August 26, 2015 at 8:28 am

    I love books like this, especially the New York ones since this is where I am from! I think these books often depict certain truths but overall, NY is a great place to grow up 🙂

  10. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed on August 26, 2015 at 8:51 am

    My go to salmon recipe is just olive oil, salt, pepper, and old bay but lately I tried butter, garlic, lemon (+ s&p) and it was so good. I don’t think salmon needs a lot going on, keep it simple 🙂 The lime and honey sounds great, I’ll have to try it.

    I made this last night, it was so easy and so delicious.

    • Fitnessista on August 26, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      that’s very true! if the meat is good, it doesn’t need a lot of extra stuff going on

  11. Rachel @ The Day Tradette on August 26, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Love salmon! My favorite recipe is Ina Garten’s salmon with melting cherry tomatoes (from her Foolproof cookbook). Looks a lot more impressive than it is, plus it has a built in side dish…

    Fun fact: my cousin claims this is an “engagement salmon” since her then boyfriend proposed shortly after she made it 🙂

    • Fitnessista on August 26, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      that sounds amaaaazing

  12. Julie on August 26, 2015 at 10:10 am

    I’m just finishing “Love Anthony” by Lisa Genova, & it’s fabulous. She also wrote “Still Alice” which is one of my all-time favorite books.

    • Fitnessista on August 26, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      ohhh i need to check those out

  13. queenoffitness on August 26, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Currently reading Ship of Brides by JoJo Moyes. I have been reading all of her books that I can get my hands on at my local library for the past 6 months. I just love her writing. I recently borrowed The Luckiest Girl in the World by Jessica Knoll but because I was getting ready to go back to school I didn’t have time to start it. It’s suppose to be Gillian Flynn-esque. There’s a wait list at my library since they just got it in so I will have to try to borrow it at Christmas when I have some more free time at my disposal.
    I’ve been cooking lots of pinterest recipes lately of the paleo variety. Just needed a change of pace.

    • Fitnessista on August 26, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      i haven’t read any of jojo moyes’ books! need to get on that 🙂

  14. Tracy on August 26, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Just added the book to my kindle! Sounds like a fun read!

    And salmon… afraid I don’t have anything new for you. I’ve been making your recipe on repeat lately. It’s so good!

    • Fitnessista on August 26, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      hope you enjoy the book, too! such good fluff 🙂

  15. Ashley on August 26, 2015 at 11:38 am

    I tried a TRX workout for the first time last month and totally fell in love with it! I definitely want to get a home TRX as soon as possible! That workout looks KILLER!

    Also, your asparagus in that picture looks like perfection! Mmmmmmmm

  16. Amy on August 26, 2015 at 11:44 am

    I just too, a trx class for the first time and loved it! My husband and I both ordered some from Amazon. Thanks for the workout ideas! That book sounds amazing too btw!

  17. Juliana on August 26, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Dude have you ever grilled salmon on an alder plank? It’s AMAZING. You don’t have to put anything on it but salt, pepper, and a little olive oil. I got really into grilling with planks/wood chips last year and had luck with all of them, but alder is by far my fave.

    • Fitnessista on August 26, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      yes, but it’s been WAY too long! it gives it such a great flavor

  18. Jeanne Vanderveen on August 26, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    The recipe looks really good. Where do you find your wild salmon? I have been finding mine at Costco frozen sealed but not sure I’m linking it. I seem to b overlooking it and tastes real dry.

    • Fitnessista on August 26, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      i usually get it at trader joe’s or whole foods. have you tried pan searing it before baking? that helps keep some of the moisture in

  19. katie f. on August 26, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Ayyyy… I have finished Primates and just stop reading. Put it down until the end of your pregnancy or perhaps a year or so postpartum. Just trust me 😉 the last chapter or so veers VERY far from what 90% of the book is. And is not something I would wanted to have been surprised by reading during pregnancy.

  20. Sasha M on August 27, 2015 at 4:57 am

    I just did this workout and was drenched!
    Thank you!

  21. Jennifer on August 27, 2015 at 5:32 am

    Maybe you’ll like Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan. It is some short essays about raising 5 kids in a 2 bedroom apartment in New York City. I mean it doesn’t give any REAL advice, but it will sure make you happy about having all comforts of suburban life! XD

    I find that the more densely populated an area, the more well behaved kids are. A friend was saying how well behaved all the kids were at the Natural History Museum in NYC when it was packed. I think it was because in the city, you HAVE to be well behaved. My cousin just moved into Brooklyn and this is the first really urban surrounding they’ve lived in with their daughter, so I think it is a big struggle making that change.

  22. Amy on August 27, 2015 at 5:57 am

    You should check out She’s a momma with 3 littles living in NYC!

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