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Sophie Van Oostenbrugge in Two-Piece Workout Gear Shares "Fav Back Workouts"

“Do this if you want a defined back."

Sophie Van Oostenbrugge is a successful fitness influencer. She has a large following on Instagram and has a YouTube channel. In a recent Instagram post, she shared some of her favorite back exercises. Van Oostenbrugge captioned the post, "do this if you want a defined back, or deep line in your lower back. wearing @womensbest. some of my fav exercises targeting different parts of your back, including a mix of: 1. horizontal pulls for thickness 2. vertical pulls for the illusion of a smaller waist." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Sophie Van Oostenbrugge stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Stretches

Van Oostenbrugge shared this workout video on her YouTube channel. In it, she is seen doing some stretches to warm up. Harvard Health states that stretching has a lot of benefits. "Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way. That puts you at risk for joint pain, strains, and muscle damage."


She Weight Trains

Sophie Van Oostenbrugge/YouTube

In her YouTube video, Van Oostenbrugge is seen using weights to do squats and RDLs. The Mayo Clinic states that weight training has a lot of benefits. "It doesn't matter if you are 19 or 90, run marathons, or struggle to climb stairs; weight training can benefit everyone. It helps build muscle, strengthens bones, improves balance and prevents injuries. Often, it is helpful for people with many chronic health conditions. Overall, it helps people feel better physically and mentally."


She Loves Avocado

Sophie Van Oostenbrugge/Instagram

Van Oostenbrugge shares a lot of her favorite healthy meals on Instagram. In this video, she is seen making avocado toast with eggs. The Cleveland Clinic reports that avocados have a lot of benefits. "Avocados are a good source of fiber, which is a type of carbohydrate that your body can't break down. You need both soluble and insoluble fiber — and lucky for you, avocados have both."


She Loves Eggs

Sophie Van Oostenbrugge/Instagram

In her Instagram video, Van Oostenbrugge is seen eating eggs on her avocado toast. Harvard Health states that eggs have a lot of benefits. "Eggs are a nutritious food. They are relatively low in calories and saturated fat, and rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and other healthy nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin, which are good for the eyes, and choline, which is needed by nerves and the brain."


She Does Squats

In her YouTube video, Van Oostenbrugge is seen doing squats. Piedmont Health states that squats are a great workout. "Squats are a compound, multi-joint movement, which means they exercise several muscle groups. When you perform a squat, you're working your calves, quads, hamstrings, glutes, core and part of your back. A squat has more overall benefits than, say, a bicep curl, which strengthens an isolated area."

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