Carrie Underwood & Her Cutoff Shorts-Ready Workout

First of all, we want to congratulate future momma Carrie Underwood on her baby on board! Second, we had to find out how she was going to stay in such great shape. Carrie Underwood is synonymous with killer legs and is always in shape. Recently, Carrie’s trainer spoke with People Magazine, and she shared that despite being pregnant, Carrie is still motivated to work out and to stay in tip-top shape.

It’s no surprise to us that Carrie Underwood is still an avid fitness fan. After all, this is a singer who wears short cutoff jean shorts and cowgirl boots–she wants to keep that image.

Her pre-baby workout routine consists of:

Lunge with leg pulse
Go down into a lunge then come halfway up. As you come up, bring your rear leg up, squeezing your bottom. Do 15 reps for each leg.

Sumo squat with arm curl
Grab dumbbells anywhere from 3 to 10 lbs. Spread your feet shoulder-width apart with your toes pointed outward. Rotate your hips back, keeping your weight on your heels, and go into a squat, making sure your knees don’t go forward. Stand halfway up and do an arm curl, then go back down into the squat without ever fully standing. Do 15 to 20 reps.

Shoulder toning series
1. Using 3- to 10-lb. dumbbells, bring your arms out into a lateral raise, bend your elbows, then return arms straight out to the side, squeezing your triceps as you extend. The weights should stay at shoulder level throughout the exercise; relax your neck so that your shoulder gets the burn.

2. Bring your arms up halfway into a curl, palms up and elbows tucked to your side. From that 90-degree starting point, rotate at your shoulder until your palms are level with your elbow and shoulders aligned.

3. The starting point is the same as a shoulder press. Rotate at the shoulder so that your hands come forward and eventually hang below the elbow. Keep your elbow and shoulder lined up throughout the maneuver.


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