Madison LeCroy in Two-Piece Workout Gear Shows Off Abs During Workout
Madison LeCroy is shaping up in 2024 – in her workout gear. In a new social media post, the Southern Charm star shows off her washboard abs in bike shorts and a sports bra while revealing her workout and self-care routine. "A little glimpse into my at home workout! If you don't follow me on tik tok come follow me for my workouts!" she wrote in the caption. "I'm over eating healthy and working out every day. But we're going to keep going. We're going to be strong, we're going to be healthy. That's the main key for all of this," she adds in the video. Here is everything you need to know about her plan to shape up.
Madison starts her workout with a vigorous run on the treadmill. She starts by running sideways and then spends a lot of time running at a fast speed. According to the Mayo Clinic, running is great for cardiovascular health, muscle building, and weight loss. "For every mile run, the average person will burn approximately 100 calories," they say.
Next, Madison moves on to an intense ab workout. A few of the moves she does to strengthen her midsection are crunches and side planks. Doing exercises like crunches and planks are great for building muscle in your abs. However, if your goal is to flatten your abs, you will have to change your diet. "Abs are made in the kitchen," is a regular quote given by fitness pros.
"Then we are going to move on to the sauna for 45 minutes at 175 degrees," Madison says. "A little touch of hell. I say, it's really good for you. So that's what this year is about." Should you take a dry sauna? While some claim the health benefits of saunas are plentiful, including detoxification, increased metabolism, weight loss, increased blood circulation, pain reduction, antiaging, skin rejuvenation, improved cardiovascular function, improved immune function, improved sleep, stress management, and relaxation, there isn't a lot of research backing up the claims.
Next up for Madison? "Move down to the cold plunge for three minutes at around 42 degrees," she says. There is limited research supporting the benefits of cold plunges, which may include easing sore muscles, bringing body temperature down, increased focus, improved sleep, and decreased inflammation, per the Cleveland Clinic. However, a 2021 study found that cold water immersion therapy promotes basic post-sport recovery.
Madison maintains she transformed her body from skinny to strong in just 6 weeks with the help of GunnarMade. One of the techniques she relies on? AMRAP – or as many reps as possible – using dumbbells, bands, a jump rope, and mat. Each week adults need 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity and 2 days of muscle-strengthening activity, according to the current Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.