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Ellie Carpenter in Two-Piece Workout Gear Hits the Treadmill

She shared some photos on her Instagram stories.

Ellie Carpenter is a professional soccer player who plays on teams for France and Australia. Carpenter previously played for the Portland Thorns team. Carpenter recently hit the gym, and shared some photos on her Instagram stories. In one photo, she ran on the treadmill. In another, she posed in a pale yellow tank top and orange shorts. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Ellie Carpenter stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Plays Soccer, Naturally

Soccer is one of the main ways Carpenter stays in shape. The Glen Ellyn Park District states that soccer is a great form of cardio. "The average soccer player, with the exception of the goalie, may run up to 2 or 3 miles during a full game. Most players are moving constantly, either walking, jogging, or running; this increases their heart rate, burns calories, increases aerobic capacity, and improves stamina. Physical exercise also helps reduce stress and anxiety, and can even reduce symptoms of depression."


She Does Leg Curls

Carpenter likes to do leg curls to stay in shape. She shared this photo of herself using the leg curl machine at the gym on Instagram. Carpenter captioned the post, "Loading." Wellyme states that leg curls have a lot of benefits. "They can be extremely useful in strengthening the hamstrings, which play a vital role in stabilizing the knee during complex movements like squats. Leg curls are also considered one of the best exercises for maintaining knee joint health and restoring its functionality during rehabilitation."


She Swims

Carpenter likes to swim to stay in shape. She shared these highlights from her birthday trip on Instagram. In them, Carpenter is seen in the water. Wake Forest University states that swimming has a lot of benefits. "If you have injuries or sore joints, swimming is great for your body. Whether you're recovering from an injury or just looking for a low-impact alternative, swimming is much less jarring than other forms of exercise."


She Does Full-Body Workouts

Ellie Carpenter/Instagram

"Strength training may enhance your quality of life and improve your ability to do everyday activities. Strength training can also protect your joints from injury. Building muscle also can contribute to better balance and may reduce your risk of falls. This can help you maintain independence as you age," says the Mayo Clinic.


She Runs On The Treadmill

Ellie Carpenter/Instagram

As you can see from her Instagram story, Carpenter likes to run on the treadmill. Healthy Talbot states that treadmill workouts have a lot of benefits. "Jogging or running on a treadmill helps to lose weight as well as burn fat quickly and effectively. Yet it's easier on your knees and joints than outdoor running. This is the most popular advantage of working out on a treadmill workouts. Besides, these workouts burn calories at a faster rate than other aerobic exercises. To burn calories even faster, you just need to run longer and faster on the machine."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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