An Inside Look On The Beyonce Workout And Diet

November 13, 2013 | 32 Comments

Beyonce workout routine

Beyonce has always been known for 2 things – her singing and her ridiculously hot body. There are a lot of women out there wondering about her workout routine and how she stays in such great shape, and today I’m here to shed the light.

So what exactly is the Beyonce workout, and how can women use it to look like one of the most successful music artists alive. I have summarized the Beyonce workout with my thoughts on it below:

The Beyonce Workout

1) Beyonce works out 5 days a week and practices choreography 7 days a week.

Beyonce has stated that she trains 5x per week with a personal trainer. She will do about 30 minutes of cardio in the morning followed by 45 minutes of weight lifitng.

In addition to this, she also practices choreography 7x per week for 9 hours at a time.

My thoughts: This is pretty freakin ridongculous. I understand that Beyonce has to keep her body slim and her dancing skills sharp, but Beyonce is closing in on 70 hours of exercise per week. 

Even without the 7 days of dancing, Beyonce still exercises more than I recommend. With cardio and weights, I never recommend people to workout more than 4 days per week.

2) Beyonce runs every day

For 5 days a week, Beyonce will jog for at least 15 minutes per day. This is part of her warm-up routine and she uses it to help get her ready for the rest of her workout.

My thoughts: I’ve never been and never will be a fan of running. The calorie burn that you get from jogging is so insignificant that it simply isn’t worth the energy. Plus, running every day will sap your energy and won’t allow you to give 100% effort on your real workout. 

3) Beyonce does weight lifting

For her lower body, the singer has mentioned that she performs a bunch of lunges and squats, sometimes performing up to 100 reps each.

For her upper body, Beyonce will a mix of bodyweight movements and weight lifting. She’ll do the bench press, push ups, military press, as well as many other exercises to mix it up. Her arm exercises typically consist of dumbbell curls and machine tricep extensions.

My thoughts: This is pretty standard fare when it comes to celebrity workouts. There’s nothing particularly wrong with this type of weight lifting, but doing 100 reps of lunges and squats is quite very excessive. Even if you’re Beyonce, I can’t imagine any women who would actually need to do this much stuff for their lower body. I would never recommend this to a woman.

4) Beyonce does yoga

Beyonce stated in an interview that she does yoga once per week. This helps give her those killer legs and thighs

My thoughts: First off, I’ve never ever done yoga before in my life, so I’m not an expert on the subject. But I do know that while yoga is great for relieving stress and making you bendy, it shouldn’t be the only thing you do if you want to build a sexy body. Feel free to do yoga, just don’t make it your primary workout.

Beyonce body

A quick look at Beyonce’s diet

This is Beyonce’s diet in a nutshell:

  • Eat 6 small meals per day
  • Make sure to eat breakfast
  • Eat lots of veggies
  • No refined foods
  • No alcohol
My thoughts: And this my friends, is a prime example of why I absolutely HATE mainstream fitness info so much. There is simply no reason to follow any of the above statements, which by the way, have no scientific backing. I’m sure if you follow it, you will lose weight, but why put yourself through such misery. 

This is what you should do instead:

  • Instead of eating 6 meals a day, why don’t you just eat 3 meals a day. Don’t you know, meal frequency doesn’t matter.
  • Instead of eating breakfast, why don’t you just skip it, unless you really really like breakfast.
  • I guess I could stand behind the “eat more veggies” point, but it’s still not absolutely necessary.
  • Instead of limiting refined foods like doughnuts and candies, why don’t you just eat them. They’re tasty, and remember, the only thing that matters is how much you eat.
  • Instead of completely restricting alcohol, just don’t go crazy with it. Just have a few glasses of wine or a couple bottles of beers each night, but don’t get to the point where you’re piss drunk every night of the week.

A workout designed to help you get a sexy feminine physique

When you read this article, you might get the impression that I’m bashing on Beyonce’s workout and diet. Well…. that’s because I am.

Her workout is just so…. it’s so ridiculous and over the top. Working out for over an hour per day 5x per week is simply unnecessary for any woman who wants to look sexy. You could easily get the same results as Beyonce from just working out 45 mintues per day 3x per week.

If you want a workout program that requires much less work than what Beyonce is doing, then check out  The Venus Factor.

It’s really one of the best workout programs designed specifically for women to help them achieve a sexy body without getting too bulky. Don’t worry, there’s no excessive running or 100 rep squats in this program 🙂

For obvious reasons, I’ve never done this workout, but I know many women who have, and they look absolutely phenomenal. Definitely check it out if you want to look like Beyonce without actually doing the Beyonce workout.

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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  1. Well as a nurse this article is bull. I’m glad in 2019 we know better now. Yes her choreography is crazy and none of us that aren’t in the industry do that. She admittedly does more physically than I do in a 7 day period. But even the American heart association shoots for 5 days a week. Yoga once a week is on p90x. And it’s good for you. So I guess what I’m try to say is at 38 and three kids later (extra props twins) I think she’s got a couple up in this author. Everyone taylor your health choices to you. Some of Beyoncé is genetics. From a healthcare perspective this a majority of articles “opinions “ are are false. Suggestion do your research from reputable sources and do what safely works for you. And that’s sound.

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