Now It’s Easier Than Ever To Workout Like Blake Lively

 

Blake Lively. Ugh. Where do I start? She’s a mama with a beautiful body, mind, and soul. She has a gorgeous husband with a great sense of humor. She’s got the balance just right between work and life and she’s just goals.

Every damn time I see her on the red carpet I’m reminded that she’s carrying another life and I’m here in my baggy jeans eating another yum yum out of my dozen packet (donut with no hole for the uninitiated.) I used to think that looking like Blake would take a lot of commitment and probably a small country. But thankfully – her trainer has shared her butt-kicking routine…and it’s not too bad.

According to Well And Good, Blake only had two months to get in shape for her role in The Shallows. Most of us would die at the thought of sitting on a rock in a tiny string bikini for the entirety of a movie. But Blake rose to the challenge with the help of her trainer Don Saladino. Here’s how she did it.

Upper Body – Day 1 
Start with 3-5 minutes on the foam roller, then do a warmup consisting of 3-5 movements of mobility exercise for 3 rounds of 8-10 reps.

Then follow up with 10 jumps of any kind, throw something 10 times and then carry a weight for 40-50 yards.

Next, you’re going to do 3-4 exercises that target the upper body, again following the 3 rounds of 8-10 reps.

Finally, finish with a quick burst of cardio or 20-30 minutes on the treadmill.

Lower Body – Day 2 
Start again with foam rolling, your warm up and the jump-throw-carry sequence.

But then target the lower body by doing 3-4 exercises like a kettlebell deadlift or a split squat for 3 rounds of 8-10 reps each. Then finish with cardio.

Pool Day – Day 3
This sounds like my favorite day, ever. On pool day, Blake did long-distance swimming for 30 minutes a day and mixed it up with interval work and treading water.

I could do that. Easy.

Outdoor Workout – Day 4
Start with your warm up (3-5 movements for 3-4 rounds, 8-10 reps each) but then use your environment. Do mobility drills like walking lunges push-ups and planks and then do some rounds of cardio and light sprints for 30-40 yards.

Active Recovery Day – Day 5
On active recovery day, all you have to do is be active. Go for a walk, jog, hike or ride a bike. No pressure just movement.

Blake’s trainer stressed the importance of listening to your body. You can’t push yourself harder than you need to. Will you be trying out Blake’s exercise regime? Let us know!

 

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