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Try Track Star Allyson Felix’s Favorite Ab Workout
As far as workout tips go, there really isn’t anyone better equipped to dish advice than an Olympic gold medallist like track star Allyson Felix. The 30-year-old athlete won gold at the 2012 Olympics (the 200-meter sprint is her jam), and took out another two silvers. For those results, Felix trains hard—as in30-hoursevery week kind of hard—and sticks to a high protein diet filled with salmon, peanut butter, and steak.
This Mother’s Day (it’s tomorrow, order flowers now), Felix partnered with P&G on a campaign thanking her mom for helping her become one of the world’s best athletes, which gave us an opportunity to chat with the sprinter. In addition to saying she wouldn’t be where she is without her mom’s help (cute), Felix also shared a peek inside her strict fitness and food schedule, the ab workout she swears by, and the fitness app she uses religiously. Here’s what we learned.
For breakfast I had:
Toast and peanut butter, I normally eat breakfast around 7:30 a.m.
For lunch I had:
A salmon and butter lettuce salad. I grab lunch in between workouts and today that landed at 1 p.m.
For dinner I had:
Tonight I cheated my diet a little and had a steak from Ruth’s Chris to celebrate my aunt’s birthday. Normally I eat dinner around 7 p.m.
Today I snacked on:
I love snacking on almonds, they’re easy to carry with me, taste great, and are filling.
The one thing I would never eat is:
I don’t think I would ever try sea urchin, the consistency would be tough for me.
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My all-time favorite workout is:
I love a really great core workout. Planks, v-ups on a fitness ball, crunches with a medicine ball, and Russian twists with the med ball.
Each week I usually work out:
Six times and that includes a total of 15 hours on the track and 15 hours in the weight room.
At the beginning of most days I:
Pray and focus on what’s coming up that day.
I think the health and fitness trend that will dominate in 2019 is:
Spin has been having a really long moment and I think it will probably remain a front runner. I’ve been hearing a lot about the class withTaryn Toomeyand hope that will have a moment in 2019.
The health trend I just can’t get behind is:
I know I’m probably going to lose some friends over this, but I just can’t get behind Zumba. Maybe I’m just not coordinated enough for it.
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My favorite healthy takeaway spot is:
I really like Sweetgreen, they do a great job on their salads.
My favorite healthy snack is:
I love grabbing a Chobani yogurt as a snack.
My go-to smoothie ingredients are:
I’m not too huge on smoothies, but I like strawberries and raspberries in a smoothie.
Some of the fitness blogs and websites I follow include:
I like searching through MyDomaine, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Fitness on Toast for healthy living and fitness tips.
My favorite Instagram accounts are:
Beyoncé, Nike, and Mahogany Curls for inspiration.
The three ingredients you’ll always find in my kitchen are:
Hot sauce, avocados, and oatmeal.
The health app I couldn’t live without is:
Nike’s Training Club app is a go-to of mine, I use it on the road to try and keep my core in check.
The top three songs on my workout playlist right now are:
Right now I’m feeling anythingBeyoncé,Drake‘s “Summer Sixteen,” and “Panda,” by Desiigner.
The best part of my job is:
Inspiring young kids to pursue their dreams passionately. I’m just a girl from L.A. and if I can do it they can do it too. And I love my job even more if I’m winning.
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