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    Kourtney Kardashian Has A Ridiculously Impressive Workout Routine, And For Some Reason, I Tried It

    In all honesty, I definitely underestimated this.

    Hi! I'm Fabiana — and daily workouts play a big part in my overall well-being and mental health.

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    I'm someone who genuinely enjoys working out. I feel like it sets the tone for the rest of my day. And even on days when I don't feel like working out, I still always feel better after I do.

    To keep things interesting, I'm always down to try something new in the gym, including celebrity workouts. In fact, I recently tried Jennifer Lopez's intense gym routine, and let me tell you: I was sore for an entire week.

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    Next on my list of workouts to try? Kourtney Kardashian's.

    No matter what you think of her, I think we can all agree that Kourtney is no amateur in the gym.

    After learning this, it seemed like I had my work cut out for me.

    I decided to do five days of consecutive workouts — and each day would be a full body HIIT-style routine.

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    DAY ONE: First up was a full-body, glute-focused workout — with a jump-rope warm-up and then a ton of squats.

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    DAY TWO: My legs were still really sore from the day before, so it was a good thing this workout focused elsewhere.

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    DAY THREE: A day dedicated to cardio is my least favorite thing — but I was happy to be more than halfway through the week.

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    DAY FOUR: Although every workout so far had left me winded and tired, I was eager to keep going. Today was treadmill day — or for me, modified mat day.

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    DAY FIVE: For the last routine of the week, I did a workout to relieve muscle soreness. I know this may sound a bit counterproductive, but it is a real thing.


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    Honestly? I definitely underestimated Kourtney's workout routine. Sure, I knew she was strong and athletic — and I've seen her frequently working out on the show. But actually attempting her HIIT full-body routines for five days straight was...something else. 

    When I compare Kourtney's workouts to my own preferences, I'm used to weight training and focusing on different body parts each day, so my body is not used to getting in that much cardio on a daily basis. I was proud of myself for pushing through and giving each workout my all, but damn, kudos to Kourtney for working out as hard as she does.

    A few final takeaways that are important to know:

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    • Kourtney's workout is probably more for intermediate skill sets, rather than for total beginners. I'm someone who regularly works out, and I found myself winded from all of the cardio and bodyweight moves, so I'd say her routine is not ideal for total beginners, although some moves can be modified. 

    • You don't need fancy equipment or an assortment of weights to do this workout. I did the entire week at home — and the only equipment I utilized were basic light weights and resistance bands. Just make sure you give yourself another space to move around, since a lot of jumping is involved. 

    • It's important to find workouts that you genuinely enjoy and not just ones that are trendy or celebrity-endorsed. Everyone's workout routine is different, and it's important to find what makes you look forward to your daily sweat seshes, whatever it may consist of. Bodyweight workouts are just as hard as weight-lifting workouts, so make sure to never underestimate a routine until you try it yourself. 

    Have you tried a celebrity workout that you really loved — or even hated? Do you have any recommendations for workouts I should try next? Let me know in the comments!