Rachel McAdams' High-Intensity Workout Routine

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Rachel McAdams' High-Intensity Workout Routine

You’ll Need: Exercise mat, Kettle Ball, Box

How it Works: Owen’s workout focuses on metabolic conditioning, which works more of your fast twitch muscle fibers. You’ll start with a dynamic and advanced warm-up,  a ¼ mile jog, and then 12 rounds of very intense moves done with no rest between sets.

“You’ll work the entire body, burn more fat, increase your heart rate and psychologically…you know you’re going to have to bring your A-game, so it makes it that much more rewarding when you complete this,” Owen says.

STEP 1: DYNAMIC WARMUP: Mark Verstegen’s Movement Prep

-Hip Crossovers (12 reps each side) 
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-Scorpions (12 reps each side)
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-Lateral Lunges (12 reps each leg)
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-Sumo Squats (12 reps)
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-Forward Lunges (12 reps each leg)
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-1/4 Mile Jog

STEP 2: ADVANCED WARMUP: Complete five rounds, back to back

-Squats (12 reps)

-Push Ups (12 reps)

-Jumping Jacks (12 reps)

STEP 3: WORKOUT: Complete 12 rounds with no rest between sets. After every 3rd round, sprint ¼ mile as fast as you can.

-Kettle Ball Swings (5 swings)

-Box Jumps (5 jumps)

-Burpees (5 reps)

Tip: Set a performance goal rather than just an aesthetic one, and time this workout so you can try to do it faster every time. 

“Celebrities often focus on how well they can make their body perform instead of focusing on how good it will look,” Owen says. “You’ll always feel more confident in reaching your goals if it’s performance based.”

For more info, email Owen at jerry@jerry-owen.com or check out his website at Jerry-Owen.com.

 

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