There is no doubt Miranda has a strong set of pipes to bellow those beautiful songs, but, she’s got to keep her bod in shape to keep up with her busy lifestyle!
Miranda’s Circuit Training
Warm-up with a 20 minute fast-walk,then:
Do the following circuit:
Do as many reps of each exercise as you can in one minute (for exercises 4, 9, and 10, a total of two minutes), moving from one to the next without resting in between.
Repeat for a total of two or three circuits, resting 1 to 3 minutes after each circuit.
(all pics below done by Joel Kimmel)
Stand with your feet a few inches apart and your arms at your sides (a), then raise your arms out to the sides and over your head as you jump your feet out so they are slightly more than shoulder-width apart (b). Quickly reverse the movement without pausing. That’s one rep.
Hold each handle of a resistance band, palms facing forward, and stand on the middle of the band with your feet wider than hip-width (a). Without moving your upper arms, bend your elbows to curl the handles to your shoulders (b). Lower back to start. That’s one rep.
MOVE 3 Plank Jack
Get into a pushup position, feet hip-width apart and hands about shoulder-width apart (a). Keeping your core tight, jump both feet a few inches farther apart (b); pause, then jump your feet back together to return to start. That’s one rep.
MOVE 4: Triceps Kickback
Step on one end of the band with your left foot, and step back a few feet with your right foot; hold the handle in your right hand and lean forward slightly. Bend your elbow to bring the handle to your side (a). Press the handle behind you by straightening your arm (b). Slowly return to start. That’s one rep. Repeat for one minute, then switch sides.
MOVE 5: Sprint in Place
Begin by jogging lightly in place (a), then pump your arms as fast as possible as you lift your knees high and fast to chest level (b).
MOVE 6: Push-up
Get into a pushup position with your feet extended straight behind you, hands shoulder-width apart. Your body should form a straight line from head to heels (a). Lower your chest so it nearly touches the floor, keeping your elbows close to your sides (b); push back to start. That’s one rep.
MOVE 7: Jump Rope
Hold the ends of a jump rope and stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent. Push off with the balls of your feet and point your toes downward, while making small circles with your wrists. Land softly on your toes, immediately pushing off again. Focus on jumping over the rope as quickly as possible.
MOVE 8: Lateral Leg Raise
Grab a handle of a resistance band in each hand and stand on the middle of the band with both feet, your back straight and chest up; hold the handles at about waist height, arms slightly bent (a). Keeping your legs straight, shift your weight onto your right foot and raise your left foot out to the side(b). Return to start and repeat on the other side.
MOVE 9: Forward Lunge
Stand with your feet hip-width apart (a); step your right leg forward and bend both knees until your right thigh is parallel to the floor, with your right knee directly over your ankle (b). Press through your right heel to stand. That’s one rep. Repeat for one minute, then switch sides.
MOVE 10: Oblique Pull
Hold one end of a resistance band with both hands and step your right foot on the other end so the band is taut when both arms are extended at your right hip (a). Keeping your arms straight, pull the handle across your body until the handle is in front of your chest (b); slowly return to start. That’s one rep. Repeat for one minute, then switch sides.
In addition to her workout routine above, Miranda Lambert is doing things like kettlebell swings, cardio boxing, while also hitting the treadmill and elliptical.