Olivia Culpo didn’t become Miss Universe in 2012 without a lot of hard work. Of course, she has incredible genes but she also eats well and works out regularly!
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Olivia focuses on eating a relatively low-carb, high protein diet that’s full of natural foods. She wants to make sure that she’s eating enough vitamins and nutrients. She also says that getting the right micronutrients helps her keep her energy levels high.
Naturally, Olivia eats a lot of veggies. She prefers to steam them, as this is easiest for her to digest.
Her go-to meal is quinoa with egg whites, sautéed kale, sweet potato, and a little avocado on the side
This is a great meal to help you recover from intense exercise because it is high in protein. It also has a good amount of carbs and fats that will help you restore and improve your energy levels.
Here are a few more foods that Olivia eats almost every day:
Olivia likes bringing almonds to a shoot or an event. She says that they’re filling and easy to pack.
Eating pineapple before a show is something Olivia swears by. She says it helps reduce inflammation and bloating which helps her look even leaner.
Olivia likes that yogurt is low in sugar but high in protein.
Olivia works out first thing in the morning, so she doesn’t eat breakfast right away. Instead, she likes to eat a few bites of a granola bar so that she isn’t working out on an empty stomach.
Olivia isn’t a big coffee drinker, but she loves to drink freshly squeezed orange juice right after she gets up!
Her favourite treat is actually very simple – peanut butter and jelly sandwiches :)
Olivia isn’t shy to admit that she works hard to keep her body looking good! She does several things to help monitor her diet.
Olivia says the secret to her success is finding good trainers who understood the look she is going for.
I’m a strong advocate for this too. Unfortunately, too many trainers (at least in my experience) don’t understand that different people have different goals. Luckily, Olivia found a great trainer to help her prepare for Miss Universe pageant.
Olivia is naturally already quite slim and thin but when she was training for Miss Universe her goal was to get in the best possible shape.
She and her trainer Rafael Ulloa, did fat burning exercises to keep her lean but also worked on building lean muscles. For her lower body, they focused on bodyweight exercises like squats and lunges. Olivia kept her number of reps high and they would usually repeat the circuit 3-5 times.
In my experience, bodyweight workouts combined with a high number of reps work the best if your goal is to get toned without getting bulky :)
But I would advise you to avoid exercises like lunges and squats if you tend to bulk up easily in your lower body. Squats and lunges will build your quads, and if that’s something you don’t want, it might be better if you focused on other bodyweight workouts.
I have lots of workouts that will help you get lean and toned here.
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Ok, so now we know what Olivia did to prepare for Miss Universe but what’s her regular workout routine like?
When it comes to resistance training, her routine hasn’t changed that much. She still does bodyweight workouts (planks, pushups, and squats) combined with a high number of reps.
As I’ve written about before high rep, bodyweight or low weight workouts are perfect for creating a toned look. They build enough muscle so that you don’t look skinny fat but they don’t build too much muscle. Instead, they help you achieve a leaner look.
Olivia currently works out with Peter Mollo and their routine seems pretty intense as you can see in the video below!
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Here it is! A lot of you asked about my workout routine and this is what @petermollofitness put together for you guys. *Ps my set is by @aloyoga*——-———————————————————————-⬇️ Complete the Following X 3 Rounds: * Cable Pull Downs X 20 reps each leg * Cable 3/4 Squats X 10 reps * Cable Pull Throughs X 15 reps ⏺ ⬇️ Complete the Following X 3 Rounds: * Banded Pulsing Glute Bridges X 15 reps * Deficit Squats X 15 reps * Deficit Reverse Lunges X 12 reps each leg ⏺ ⬇️ Burnout ? X 3 Rounds: * Box Jumps X 10 reps * Med Ball Partner Toss X 20 reps
Olivia also prioritizes cardio workouts. Like a lot of other models (including Gigi Hadid and Adriana Lima) she enjoys boxing. Boxing is a great cardio workout and it’s great for toning your upper body.
Besides boxing, Olivia also likes Soul Cycle classes, hiking, and running.
Cardio is great for fat burning! It burns a lot of calories, and it is important for keeping weight off. I’m a big fan of walking and running since I find it helps me keep my legs slim and lean.
Olivia loves to do yoga. Yoga classes help her stay flexible and relaxed, but she says they also help tone her butt, core, and upper body.
Olivia clearly knows what her fitness goals are, and how to achieve them!
Still, Olivia says that having a personal trainer really helps her stay on track. She likes the relationships she builds with her trainers.
Olivia Culpo evidently has an amazing body and she also seems like a very sweet and hardworking person!
I’m glad she is so open in interviews and shares all the sweat and effort she puts in her workouts. It isn’t easy, but it is worth it!
Thanks for reading!
Love Rachael xx
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