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    I Tried Jennifer Lopez's Workout For A Week, And I Did Not Know It Was Physically Possible To Feel This Sore

    I knew she worked hard, but this was another level.

    There's no denying that Jennifer Lopez is having one of her best years yet — she's thriving everywhere right now.

    jennifer lopez on a red carpet

    You know by now that she recently got married in Las Vegas to Ben Affleck.

    jennifer lopez and ben affleck on their wedding day

    And that came off the heels of a hit Netflix documentary and debuting her own skincare line, among other things.

    jennifer lopez dancing with her backup dancers

    Personally, I've always been a J.Lo stan and I've always admired her work ethic whether it be on the screen or in the gym. And considering, that I'm someone who genuinely loves taking care of my body through exercising and eating well — as does Jennifer — I decided to follow in Jennifer's footsteps and switch up my go-to routine in the gym to try out hers for a week.

    For some backstory on my current gym routine: I tend to lean towards strength-training workouts, usually working different body parts on different days. I'm not a big fan of cardio, but I try to occasionally do a HIIT-style workout to get my heart rate up and break a serious sweat.

    I did my research on Jennifer's routine, read through it, gasped a little — and then figured it was (probably) just the challenge that my body needed. 😅

    From my reading, J.Lo does a mix of workouts and partners with several different trainers — which I really liked, because it was similar to how I approach working out too. According to one of her trainers, Dodd Romero, the singer trains for about an hour, four to five times a week, and she focuses on different body parts for each workout.

    I decided to do five days of consecutive workouts followed by two days of rest. Each day would focus on a different body part.

    The week would go like this:

    Monday: Lower Body

    Tuesday: Abs

    Wednesday: Upper Body

    Thursday: Upper Body (again)

    Friday: Full Body

    Saturday: Rest Day

    Sunday: Rest Day

    DAY ONE: It was time to get started! First up for the week? A lower-body workout.

    DAY TWO: Getting out of bed was definitely a struggle this morning. But I knew I had to push myself and get my legs (still Jello-like from the previous day) out of bed and get to work. Abs day was here.

    The author taking a selfie in the mirror on Day 2

    DAY THREE: By Wednesday, everything from my abs down was sore and tired. Honestly, the last thing I wanted to do was continue the week of workouts.

    For Upper Body day, Jennifer does dumbbell rows to work the back and tricep extensions to exhaust the back of the arms, according to trainer Kirsch. From there, I also did everything from shoulder taps to overhead slams modified with a dumbbell.

    The author looking tired after a workout

    Although I just about complained through every workout this week, I have to admit I was feeling strong and quite accomplished for making it through almost a full week of Lopez's intense workout routine.

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    Today's workout had me complete another upper-body workout that involved a lot of pushups, planks, bicep curls, and chest flies.

    DAY FIVE: By the end of the week, I was feeling motivated and ready to finish Lopez's routine strong. Don't get me wrong: My body was *extremely* achy, but I got out of bed and powered through to complete the singer's total body workout, which actually turned out to be the toughest one of the week.

    The author taking a selfie on Day 5


    Last but not least? A few final takeaways that I want to call out:

    Have you ever tried a celebrity workout before? Which one(s) have you loved — or hated? Do you have a suggestion for one I should try next? Share in the comments! 💪