So, I’m a big Star Wars fan now. I’m guessing you knew that already though.
While I love the whole fictional universe, I also dig the new stars in the franchise. They’re a talented, eclectic bunch of people with different personalities and styles, and I’m loving all of them. Especially Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey.
I liked her in the movie, but when I discovered her Instagram a few weeks after seeing the movie back in January, I was instantly hooked. She’s adorable, you guys.
In a sea of vapid, cookie cutter “celebrities”, her feed stands out. You can really get a sense of her voice and what she’s passionate about – she’s not afraid to speak up and be goofy – AND she loves posting videos of her insane Star Wars workouts. These aren’t little “yay for bicep curls!” videos though. This chick is putting in some serious WORK. So what did I do? Take notes on her workouts and adapted them for myself, of course!
What does the Daisy Workout consist of? Here’s a sampling from a few of her recent videos (note: technical terms are NOT my strong suit. I just call them as I see them):
- Walking lunges with overhead weight
- High Knee jumps
- Pull ups with elevated legs
- Kneeling bicep band pulldowns
- Pilates 100’s
- Jump Squats
- Jump squats with overhead bar & press
- Lateral Jumps
- Lunges with band twist
- Suspension cable pull ups
- Kneeling jumps
- Medicine ball tosses
- Kettle bell squat lifts (5x arm)
- One legged box jump
- Squat jumps with bar
- Straight overhead Leg lifts
- Straight leg situps
Now, this is by no means meant to be an official workout, please don’t try all of these and sue for damages when you can’t lift your head off the pillow the next day. I am NOT a professional – I was just looking for a good strength training workout and these moves clearly helped our girl Daisy so why can’t I give them a shot?
Word of warning: after doing half of those exercises up there for a full 40 minutes Tuesday, I’m STILL sore 48 hours later. So please, workout at your own risk.
But while these moves are HARD and have me grunting and swearing and unable to get into my car without screaming the next day, I do know this: I feel pretty badass when I’m done!
How about you: Who’s your current celebrity fitspiration? Have any famous-people workouts to share? Gimme gimme!