Even though Beyoncé has chart-topping records and has received countless awards, she actually still gets nervous before a performance, and is sometimes self-conscious about how she looks on stage.
In order to get ready for each grueling performance, she prepares for weeks, both physically and mentally. How does she do it?
She has the right outlook. Beyoncé knows that there isn’t a quick fix when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. “The truth is, it’s a lot of sacrifice. It’s more about your mental strength than physical strength. You have to push yourself. It doesn’t matter what trainer you have. And it doesn’t matter what program you’re on. You have to be healthy and make the right choices,” she says.
Be Time Conscious
Beyoncé is a fan of celebrity trainer Marco Borges, who trains her using his signature Power Moves philosophy. This system helps Beyoncé save time since it relies on exercises that work several muscle groups at once. She also saves time by interval training, alternating between sprinting and running while on the treadmill, to burn more calories in a shorter amount of time.
The “Black is King” star also relies on calisthenics, which is basically relying on your own body weight for toning and trimming, when she is on the go or doesn’t have access to gyms or workout equipment.
Being an opportunist isn’t always a bad thing. Although she may be busy, Beyoncé knows when she can fit in a few extra calorie-burning moves, like squats, lunges, and planks, no matter where she is.
This is a circuit workout she posted on Instagram
- Standing side crunches – 10 reps per side
- Full body sit up with a medicine ball – 20 reps
- Weighted alternating dumbbell punches – 10 per side
- Explosive lateral bench hops – 10 per side
- Forward lunges – 10 per side
These can be done in multiple sets.
Be Your Own Motivator
Whether it’s a picture of an Oscar by her treadmill or a dress she wants to fit into, Beyoncé always has a