Exercise is really important to living a balanced and healthy lifestyle. It also doesn't hurt if you end up looking like Meghan Markle, she's basically a walking goddess.
How does she get her perfect physique? Her physical trainer just reveal the workout plan that got her into incredible shape! Her trainer, Craig McNamee, the founder of Catalyst Health in Toronto, Ontario worked with Meghan for years when she was on Suits.
Craig told Women's Health Magazine, that fitness and health were really important to Meghan. Meghan would execute this 45-minute workout plan, three to four times a week. The workout is circuit-based strength training and focuses on a high rep, low weight strategy.
The workout starts with five minutes of cardio as a warm-up, followed by five minutes of "dynamic stretching", a full strength circuit and then five minutes stretching as a cooldown period.
Here is an example of the full strength circuit. Meghan completes all of the exercises listed below, followed by a 45-second rest, then repeat two to three more times.
1. Rear-foot Elevated Split Squat & Press
"How to: Hold a dumbbell in each hand, arms in goalpost position at shoulder height. Stand about two feet in front of a step or bench and place the top of your right foot on it. Bend your knees to lower into a lunge until your right knee grazes the floor, keeping your chest upright and hips directly under your body (a). Push through your left heel to stand, pressing the dumbbells directly overhead (b). That's one rep. Do 10 split squats per leg, for a total of 20 reps of the shoulder press."
2. Single-Leg Kettlebell Deadlift
"How to: From a standing position, holding the kettlebell in front of your thigh with your right hand, shift your weight into your left leg, and lift your right foot off the ground just behind you. Your planted left leg should have a slight bend in the knee (a). Push your hips back and extend your right leg straight back behind you. Your chest will drop as you reach the lifted leg back (b). When you reach the end of the range of motion—typified by tension in the hamstrings—reverse the movement to return to standing. That's one rep; do 15 reps, then switch legs and do 15 reps on the other side."
3. Plyo Step-Ups
How to: Stand in front of a bench. Bring left foot to the bench (a), then press all your weight into that foot, and explode your body upward (b). As you come back down, return safely and with control to the bench or box. That's one rep. Do 15 per leg.
4. TRX Triceps Extension
How to: Grab a TRX, and attach it to a stable anchor. Facing away from the anchor, grip one handle in each hands, and lean your body forward until it's at a 45-degree angle. Arms should bend backward to a 90-degree angle, elbows near ears (a). While engaging your triceps, push your body back to a nearly upright position, and extend your arms until they're completely straight (b). That's one rep. Do 15.
5. Hanging Abs Raise
How to: Grab a chinup bar, and let your legs fully extend toward the floor. Bend elbows to 90 degrees, engaging the upper body (a). Using your lower abs, bring your knees up, until they're tucked into your chest (b). That's one rep. Do 15.
Rest 45 seconds. Repeat full circuit 2 - 3 times.
Source: Women's Health Magazine