Carrie Underwood has been dedicated to her workout routine, and it is seriously paying off! The country singer is sharing the exact exercises to get her toned legs. Plus, the diet behind her bikini body.
Carrie Underwood is always beach body ready, and with good reason. When she’s not running around on stage for her Storyteller tour, the 33-year-old is busy chasing after her son, Isaiah, so it’s important for her to stay fit. “I haven’t weighed myself in a long time,” she tells US Weekly in their Best Bodies issue. “It’s more about being able to go out on stage and feel good.”
To make sure she has the energy for her busy schedule, Carrie puts in some serious gym time, working out six days a week in 90-minute sessions with her trainer Eve Overland. “I love high-intensity interval training,” she says of her running, weight lifting and squat-focused workouts.
“Do you know that song “Shots” by LMFAO?” she asks in US. “We do squat, squat, squat, squat-squat. We have it choreographed, doing fast squats and slow squats,” she says of how she and her trainer keep her motivated.
Carrie’s trainer, Eve, shares that three of her go-to exercises for her toned legs are weighted sumo squats, Bulgarian split squats and tuck jump burpees. To execute the sumo squats, Eve says to start by standing with your legs wider than your shoulders and a dumbbell in each hand. Then, lower into a deep squat, doing four sets of 10 to 12 reps.
For the split squats, Eve says to use your hand weights and a bench to do squats on one leg, aiming for three sets of 10 reps per leg. And to kick up your burpees, simply add a tuck jump at the top of every burpee. Eve recommends doing four to eight sets of these for 40 seconds with 20-second rests between each set.
Carrie is also beyond committed to eating as healthily as possible, telling the mag that when she doesn’t, “I feel awful the next day.” For her day-to-day meals, Carrie, who is vegan, makes breakfast her biggest meal of the day. “I’ll do steel-cut oats, maybe a little maple syrup in it and berries, toast with Earth Balance vegan butter and some breakfast potatoes,” she says. “Lunch will be some sort of grain like quinoa or brown rice with vegetables and tofu. And dinner is protein and veggies.”
What do you think of Carrie’s workout routine, HollywoodLifers? Could you keep up with the country singer?