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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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    Fabiana Buontempo

    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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    She's strong as hell, and her workout is no joke.

    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.

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    For my own personal workout regimen, I also aim to hit the gym at least five days a week — but life gets in the way sometimes, so that schedule doesn't always go as planned. To thoroughly follow Kourtney's workout, I told myself I was committing to five days of workouts this week, and no excuse was going to make me skip a day. 

    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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    Fabiana Buontempo

    Kourtney warms up before her workouts by jumping rope, so I followed suit. I awkwardly hopped around and tripped over the rope for two minutes, so it was a short-lived warm-up.

    From there, I did four rounds (30 seconds each) of jump squats into jumping lunges and burpees with a 180-squat jump. First impressions: WOW. These combination moves were brutal, and my legs felt like jelly. I had to slowly walk around to catch my breath by the end of this workout.

    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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    Fabiana Buontempo

    Day two's HIIT workout was more about upper body and core. Sounds fun, right? 😩Before I talked myself out of it, I chugged some iced coffee and gave my jump rope a dirty look before picking it up again for my warm-up. After 90 seconds of jumping rope, I started the day's routine. 

    Similar to the previous day's format, this workout consisted of three rounds of four mountain climbers into a push-up for 30 seconds each. Those were followed by three rounds of jumping jacks into a jumping jack plank, also for 30 seconds each.

    By the end of it, I knew I'd definitely be feeling this short-but-mighty workout the next day.

    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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    Fabiana Buontempo

    Not only does Kourtney use jump rope as her warm-up each day, she also has an entire jump-rope routine that she does for her cardio days. Considering I'd been really sore the past two days, I surprisingly welcomed this cardio-centered day...something I never thought I'd say. 

    As outlined here, Kourtney does four sets of five minutes of jump rope. I practically spit out my coffee when I read that, considering I can barely get through two minutes of jump rope before getting grumpy and throwing the rope off to the side. Between each set, Kourtney reportedly does 25 push-ups, 25 dips, and 100 crunches. Because why not, right??? 😅

    This was by far the hardest workout of the week so far — and it also reminded me why I dislike cardio so much. 

    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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    Fabiana Buontempo

    Kourtney does a treadmill routine with resistance bands, but since I (thankfully) don't have access to a treadmill, I just did the workout on my mat. Still, it wasn't any easier. 

    As described here, one of Kourtney's trainers (Coach Joe) has her do side-step shuffles for 30 seconds on each side, for three to five minutes in total. Then she does it over again, but with a resistance band. From there, she walks as she swings light dumbbells for four to five minutes. Lastly, she does a goblet-squat backward walk with a weight for the same amount of time.

    This workout was tough, but I was proud of myself for successfully getting through it without taking any breaks. I also listened to my body and switched to a medium resistance band after realizing the heavy one was too much. 

    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!