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I worked out like Beyoncé for a week, and I fell on my face, almost threw up, and have never felt more sore in my life

INSIDER Logo By insider@insider.com (Lara Walsh) of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 9:  Beyoncé uses a mix of interval training, weight lifting, and calisthenics to stay in shape and build strength and endurance before her shows, according to her trainer Marco Borges and workout videos she's posted.  I spent a week attempting to replicate her workout plan with a soundtrack of Beyoncé songs to keep me going. Throughout the week, I felt incredibly sore and exhausted even though I did feel stronger. I don't know how a normal person would be able to regularly keep up this routine.  The experience taught me the importance of choosing exercises that work several muscle groups at once to make the most of my workout time. I also learned how important it is to build up the strength of both my upper and lower body.  Visit Insider's homepage for more. Whether she's running around on stage, belting out her latest hits, showing off her dance moves, or doing a combination of all three, Beyoncé is one killer musician who seems to have considerable stamina, endurance, and strength.And, for seven days, I decided to try training just like the hit-making musician.  Her trainer and nutritionist, Marco Borges, has spoken a lot about how he helps get Beyoncé in tour-ready shape and her routine seems to include a mix of interval training, leg exercises, and some pretty intense core- and upper body-targeting moves. For this challenge, I referenced the full-body "Formation" world-tour routine that Borges shared with Glamour in February 2015, some of Beyoncé's Instagram videos, and the four-move thigh and leg workout that Borges shared with Elle in March 2015.To take advantage of my seven days, I mixed and matched different moves from Beyoncé and her personal trainer while taking time to rest in between.Read on to see what it was like working out like Beyoncé for a week. Also, keep in mind that just because a certain routine works for a celebrity doesn't mean it will work for you (or me). Read the original article on Insider

I worked out like Beyoncé for a week, and I fell on my face, almost threw up, and have never felt more sore in my life

  • Beyoncé uses a mix of interval training, weight lifting, and calisthenics to stay in shape and build strength and endurance before her shows, according to her trainer Marco Borges and workout videos she's posted. 
  • I spent a week attempting to replicate her workout plan with a soundtrack of Beyoncé songs to keep me going.
  • Throughout the week, I felt incredibly sore and exhausted even though I did feel stronger. I don't know how a normal person would be able to regularly keep up this routine. 
  • The experience taught me the importance of choosing exercises that work several muscle groups at once to make the most of my workout time.
  • I also learned how important it is to build up the strength of both my upper and lower body. 
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more.

Whether she's running around on stage, belting out her latest hits, showing off her dance moves, or doing a combination of all three, Beyoncé is one killer musician who seems to have considerable stamina, endurance, and strength.

And, for seven days, I decided to try training just like the hit-making musician.  

Her trainer and nutritionist, Marco Borges, has spoken a lot about how he helps get Beyoncé in tour-ready shape and her routine seems to include a mix of interval training, leg exercises, and some pretty intense core- and upper body-targeting moves. 

For this challenge, I referenced the full-body "Formation" world-tour routine that Borges shared with Glamour in February 2015, some of Beyoncé's Instagram videos, and the four-move thigh and leg workout that Borges shared with Elle in March 2015.

To take advantage of my seven days, I mixed and matched different moves from Beyoncé and her personal trainer while taking time to rest in between.

Read on to see what it was like working out like Beyoncé for a week. 

Also, keep in mind that just because a certain routine works for a celebrity doesn't mean it will work for you (or me). 

Read the original article on Insider
© Lara Walsh/Joel Ryan/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP

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