June 20, 2024

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I Tried Adele’s Punishing Workout Schedule, Wouldn’t Do Long-Term

  • Adele works out three times a day: weights, then hiking or boxing, then cardio, she told Vogue.
  • I tried her regime one day, and while it felt good to move a lot, it’s not sustainable for me.
  • The personal trainer Laura Hoggins advises people to work out less and recover between sessions.

Adele recently detailed the workout regime she follows, and it involves working out two to three times a day.

Speaking to British Vogue, the singer said she’d lost 100 pounds but that

weight loss

was never the goal. She wanted to ease her anxiety, feel better, get stronger, and have time away from her phone, she said.

“I work out two or three times a day,” Adele told the outlet. “So I do my weights in the morning, then I normally hike or I box in the afternoon, and then I go and do my cardio at night.”

The singer works out with trainers and said the routine wouldn’t work for most people.

That said, I decided to give Adele’s routine a try, working out in the morning, afternoon, and evening for one day.

Adele starts the day with weights

Rachel doing squats and sitting on a workout mat

Performing squats in a morning workout, and after stretching at the end.

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Adele works through “every weight machine in the gym” over an hour, according to US Vogue

I’m not sure how many machines there are in Adele’s gym, but if I were to use every one in mine, I’d barely manage a set on each within an hour.

But I did a few resistance-training exercises as I would normally, including squats, dead lifts, hamstring curls, and hip thrusts. I don’t have a trainer, but I do follow a workout program on the Sweat app, which tells me my exercises and times my rests.

I don’t usually exercise in the morning, but I have a gym in my building and work from home, so I was able to get a session in without getting up too early.

Adele boxes or hikes in the afternoon

Rachel Hosie in the gym next to a punch bag and walking in nature.

A half-hour boxing workout, then half an hour of walking.

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I went back to the gym during my lunch break for boxing.

Boxing isn’t my strong point, so I probably should have done this part with a trainer, but I applied what I’d learned in group boxing classes, and it felt good to get my heart rate up.

After 30 minutes, I was bored and unsure of what else to do, so I decided to move on to Adele’s other afternoon activity: hiking.

Unfortunately, I don’t live by any hiking trails, but I do have a nature reserve on my doorstep. So I went out for a brisk walk.

Adele does cardio in the evening

Rachel Hosie during cardio.

Working up a sweat with some evening cardio.

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After logging off from my laptop at around 6 p.m., it was cardio time.

I’m not a huge fan of steady-state cardio, but I didn’t have the mental or physical energy to do high-intensity interval training or sprints. Adele reportedly favors the elliptical, so I hopped on it for a while before switching to the treadmill and stationary bike to prevent myself from getting too bored.

It felt good to get a bit of a sweat on, but after about 40 minutes, I called it a day.

Most people don’t need to do multiple workouts a day

I work out a lot, so trying Adele’s day wasn’t too much of a stretch for me. I actually felt good but only because it was a one-off.

There’s no way I could do three daily workouts if I wanted to have a social life and keep my job, even living so close to the gym.

The personal trainer Laura Hoggins doesn’t recommend people work out as much as Adele, unless you’re working with an expert.

“Significant training volume, overreaching, and underrecovering could lead to elevated cortisol levels, increased risk of injury, and diminishing returns,” Hoggins told Insider.