celebrity series #18: Kylie vs Madonna

A fabulous request made my one of the members at Iron North: Kylie Minogue versus Madonna.

This request was made mostly for the music. I knew that Madonna’s workout would be pretty legit, but I wasn’t sure what Kylie’s workout would be like.

It turns out that she doesn’t workout much. While she occasionally will do Pilates classes, she accredits her petite figure to her go-go-go lifestyle and good genes (Minogue’s mother is also quite tiny).

Madonna’s trainer, Craig Smith, admitted that she doesn’t work out as much as you’d think. Madonna works out for at least 30 minutes, six days a week, Smith tells Daily Mail Australia.

“I vary the workouts every single day,” he says. “She does a combination of circuit training, interval training, and resistance training. Dance is obviously a huge part of that.” Those workouts include barre training, yoga, martial arts, and boxing, and Smith says they cover everything from core strength to flexibility.

So, I created two circuits. One with Kylie’s choice workout (as minimal as it may be) and one featuring Madonna’s style of exercises.

Playlist: We’ve got two. One to use during your Kylie workout, and one to use during your Madonna workout.

Equipment needed: a hand towel

Time: 20 to 40 minutes

KYLIE MINOGUE
– 10 moves per round
– 45 seconds on, 15 seconds off
– if you would like to add cardio/make this workout longer, between each move you will add a 45 second cardio round. Choose whatever you like: jumping jacks, skaters, squat jumps, etc.

  1. side lying leg lifts right side
  2. side lying leg lifts left side
  3. single leg hip bridge right
  4. single leg hip bridge left
  5. pulsing sit ups (stay in the mid-range of your sit up and move up and down an inch or two)
  6. sit up extensions (option to keep your back on the ground and reach arms and legs out)
  7. plank with alternating leg lift
  8. slow mountain climber
  9. side plank with hip dip right side
  10. side plank with hip dip right side

MADONNA
– 10 moves per round
– 45 seconds on, 15 seconds off
– if you would like to add cardio/make this workout longer, between each move you will add a 45 second cardio round. Choose whatever you like: jumping jacks, skaters, squat jumps, etc.

  1. push ups
  2. alternating backwards stepping lunges
  3. plie squat pulse (stay within bottom few inches)
  4. dive bomber
  5. overhead punches (get into a half squat position and punch quickly at an imaginary bag just above your head)
  6. wide-grip push up
  7. front press with a towel
  8. towel bicep curl
  9. lunge to kick right side
  10. lunge to kick left side

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