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Summer weather and beach season are upon us and we all want to look our best, both inside and out, and with the Rio Olympics forthcoming in the next couple months we’ve been thinking a lot about how our training routines and workouts are often inspired professional athletes. After all, they know how to persevere and push their limits when it comes to training better than almost anyone.

So when we heard Crest had teamed up with Canada’s top Heptathlete, Brianne Theisen-Eaton, we realized just how important a white smile can be in addition to training and stamina for athletes and, dare we say it, people like us. To put that to the test we were invited to an event in Toronto hosted by Crest, with Crest & Oral-B Consulting Dentist, Dr. Janet Tamo, and track and field coach and fitness trainer Alicia Bell from Train it Right, to whiten while we WERK!

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After hearing from Dr. Tamo about on the ways she recommends maintaining a healthy white smile, Bell took us through a challenging hour-long track and field workout while we tested out the latest Crest 3D White® Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit, taking sips of water between intervals.

We had the chance to chat with Bell following the workout about the importance of feeling and looking your best, rocking a white smile everyday.

“When you’re confident (and your teeth are white) going into a workout, and you can laugh, smile and have fun while you rock your workout or class focusing on being you and doing your best.”

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Bell is responsible for leading many teams to Olympic medals, so she knows better than most, how important self confidence is for success.

“Athletes need to be confident; especially when you’re on a national or international level and you don’t have that confidence, it’s going to affect your performance. When you walk out there owning it, you’re happy to be there and exude that confidence it shows in your performance and that’s huge for athletes.”

 

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Alicia was kind enough to share the workout inspired by Brianne Theisen-Eaton’s every day training routine, so you can give it a try at home or at the gym while using Crest 3D White® Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit and #SmileThrough your workout. For all you keeners out there, take it one step further and maintain your white smile, with Crest’s Crest 3D White Brilliance 2 Step Toothpaste.

Check out the workout below and head to Crest’s website for more information on the Crest 3D White products.

Crest 3D White Smiles & Stamina Workout

Equipment Needed:

  • Small hurdles
  • Medicine balls
  • Hand weights

Warm Up (5 minutes)

  • Series of jogging exercises incorporating lunges, mocking drills, A’s, B’s, butt kicks, bounding, arm drills, leg swings, and reaction time drills, etc.

Day One Events (100m hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200m) (15 minutes)

  • Hurdle Hops for 60 seconds
  •  Pop Ups for 60 seconds
  • Medicine Ball Slams for 60 seconds
  • High Knee Running for 60 seconds
  • Plank for 60 seconds
    *Repeat everything three times

Day Two Events (long jump, javelin and 800m) (15 minutes)

  • Long jump the length of mat and shuffle back for 60 seconds
  • Push press (thrusters) for 60 seconds
  • Mountain climbers with hands on medicine ball for 60 seconds
  • Single leg glute bridges on medicine ball for 60 seconds
  • Slow bicycles x 60s
    *Repeat everything three times

Cool Down (5 minutes)

  • Static stretching with track and field focus

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This post was sponsored by Crest, but the views and opinions are my own.