Southern Charm's Madison LeCroy in Bathing Suit "Starts the Fire"
Madison LeCroy is in a swimsuit, starting the fire. "That should do the trick 😉," she said, pouring lighter fluid on a bonfire. ("Madison just a little FYI you shouldn't squeeze lighter fluid on an open flame," commented one fan, probably sagely.) How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Madison LeCroy stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
She Works Out With GunnarMade
Personal training company GunnarMade has teamed up with Madison on a workout program called MadMade. The company, from CEO Gunnar Moldrik, previously released "online training programs that offer a variety of options created by a Charleston-based personal trainer, GunnarMade. Heads up though, these are not easy programs. They're meant to kick your" behind.
She Once Gave Up "Artificial" Carbs and Sugar
Madison once gave up "artificial" carbs and sugar, a terrific idea for anyone looking to lead a healthier life. One diet intruder is sugar. Not the naturally occurring sugar that you'll find in many of the delicious foods you love—stuff like full-fat yogurts and ripe, tasty fruit. I'm talking about the added sugars that are snuck into everything from our pasta sauce to our peanut butter. You see, studies now show that Americans take in an extra 256 calories every single day from added sugar, enough to gain nearly 27 pounds a year.
She Was Plant-Based
"People who followed the healthy plant-based diet (the second group) had the lowest risk for heart disease. They were also more active and leaner. On the other hand, those who followed the unhealthful plant-based diet (the third group) had a substantially higher risk for heart disease," says Harvard Health about one study.
She Works Her Obliques
Madison shared images of her doing hanging oblique leg raises with GunnarMade. "Your abdominal muscles are a set of strong bands of muscles lining the walls of your abdomen (trunk of your body). They're located toward the front of your body, between your ribs and your pelvis," says the Cleveland Clinic. "The external obliques are a pair of muscles, one on each side of the rectus abdominis. They are the largest of the flat muscles and at the bottom of the stack. They run from the sides of your body toward the middle. The external obliques allow the trunk to twist side to side."
She Does Pull Ups
To do a pull up: "Align your head vertically with your trunk under your hands and assume a neutral wrist position (i.e., wrist aligned in a straight line with your forearms). Depress and retract your scapulae (pull shoulders back and down) and attempt to hold this position throughout the exercise," says ACE Fitness. "This exercise targets the back muscles effectively, but should be performed without compromise to the shoulder."