Britney Spears

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Britney Spears has been one of the most popular solo artists in history. With a career that took off nearly 20 years ago, Britney’s performances on stage require both strength and stamina. With her career and two kids, she has to make time to stay in shape. When she carves out time for a workout, Britney likes to share her routine with her fans on social media. So, how does she stay in such good shape?

Weight It Down

It’s important in any exercise routine to include free weights to add resistance and build muscle. Building muscles with this type of resistance helps support your bones and create a calorie burning powerhouse inside your body. When using resistance, rotate muscle groups. By the end of your week, you’ll want to have worked each muscle group twice to get a full body workout.

You don’t have to go heavy with the weights, especially if you’re adding weights to a cardio workoutBritney doesn’t. Adding light weights to cardio adds another dimension to your calorie burning and muscle building regimen.

Pump Up Cardio

Cardiovascular exercise is not only crucial for calorie burning, but it works your insides too. Cardio exercise ramps up your heart rate. By forcing your heart to pump faster, you’re working that muscle and making it stronger, just like any other muscle in your body.

Another benefit to cardio is strengthening your lungs in much the same way as your heart. Aerobic exercise (cardio) is also good for your bones. Weight-bearing exercise strengthens the support around your bones, while cardio increases the density of the bones themselves.

Pulling It All Together

Setting up a workout routine doesn’t have to be difficult, and it doesn’t have to take up a lot of time. Although Britney mentions doing two-hour yoga sessions, which takes a good deal of time, she’s doing these routines in hotels on the road during her downtime. It’s recommended to do 30 minutes of cardio five days a week for optimal health.

It’s also recommended to do weight-bearing exercises five days a week, rotating muscle groups. To save time, Britney combines the two. As long as you don’t compromise your form while exercising, combining weights and cardio can be a real time saver. Just look at Britney! She must be doing something right.