Cindy Crawford's ability to stay fit is a combination of a consistent diet routine based around habits (like starting every morning with protein) and an efficient workout routine that makes the most of her time despite a packed schedule. Here's an inside look at the full-body workout Cindy uses to feel fitter, stronger, and leaner without spending hours in the gym.
Cindy Crawford knows a thing or two about staying fit. But, her biggest secret might be the simplicity of her approach. It starts with simple nutrition habits (like the combination of Greens and Protein in the morning) and continues with a consistent -- but doable -- workout schedule.
She trusts trainer Sarah Hagaman to help her set realistic goals (just 3 to 4 workouts week), and include just enough variety to keep things fun and challenging. Give this Cindy Crawford workout a try. It's one of the exact routines created by Sarah, and you can build a schedule that allows you to complete it a few times each week.
Repeat the following sequence twice to begin your workout.
- 5 inchworms
- 10 plank walk-ups (from plank position come down to forearms and then back up to palms)
- 20 forward lunges (10 each leg)
Perform each exercise below for 1-minute. Timed sets can be difficult because you're not counting reps. If needed, start with 30 seconds and build up to 1-minute each.
- Single leg standing curl (hold your leg up in front for balance while curling 8–15 lb. dumbbells (30 seconds each leg). Make sure elbows are in and dumbbells come down all the way before you bring them back up.
- Side lunge to balance with one dumbbell. The dumbbell is in the opposite hand of the leg that is lunging and travels with you as you lunge.
- Tricep dips (off a bench, a chair, or even mat).
- Plank shoulder taps (make sure hips are not moving as you slowly tap fingers across your chest to your shoulder).
- Curtsy squat with one dumbbell alternating left and right leg.
- Hamstring bridge position and triceps skull crushers. As you extend arms from 90 degrees to straight, squeeze hips up and down.
- Sit-up to dumbbell chest press. This is both abs and chest. Do one arm for 30 seconds and the other for 30 seconds.
- Oblique twists. Take dumbbells side-to-side with feet planted on the ground for lower back support.
- Ab scissor (slowly alternate straight legs making a scissor. If needed place hands under lower back for support).
- Plank with alternating slow knee tuck.
Sarah loves to have Cindy finish with a "cardio burst." This is only 90 seconds, but it'll get your heart pumping and end your workout on a high note.
- 30 seconds jumping jacks.
- 30 seconds mountain climbers.
- 30 seconds runner's hop (the same leg that lunges back hops up).
Don't Forget About Diet
Cindy lives by an "80% good, 80% of the time" mantra. That means having easy diet habits that keep her on track.
Each morning, she begins her day with a protein shake to help her feel energized and full for the morning. Here is Cindy Crawford's preferred protein, which she mixes with almond milk, ice, and her vegetables of choice.