Soccer Player Lindsey Horan's Ab Workout Is "6 Minutes of Hell" — So Obviously We Tried It
To win a World Cup is indescribable. Not that I'd know — I never made it past recreational soccer — but that's what midfielder Lindsey Horan, a member of the World Cup-winning USWNT team, told me during an interview about her partnership with Brew Dr. Kombucha (the Love flavor is her favorite, and she's officially on the Strawberry Basil can). "It's crazy, I've never had that feeling before in my life. The World Cup is the biggest stage for football in general," Lindsey said (and, yes, she uses both "football" and "soccer," most likely due to her three-plus years playing professionally in Europe after high school). "It seemed like the quarters, the semis, the final were all finals. So I think that's what made it so much sweeter at the end of it all because we put so much into that tournament."
Lindsey scored twice — once in the team's history-making game against Thailand and a second time against Sweden. She said the former meant the most to her given that it marked her first goal in her first-ever World Cup game. And the latter was actually the fastest scored goal at the 2019 Women's World Cup.
Lindsey is now, while the USWNT victory tour continues, focused on finishing up the pro season with the Portland Thorns. Her sights are then set on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (though she represented the US in 2016, they were eliminated in the quarter finals). She fell in love with soccer at a young age, and when asked how she's prepared herself for games throughout her career, Lindsey said watching the sport helps. "It gets me pumped up to play but also calms me down in a way," she said. She also "always" listens to Drake.
There's really nothing else to it, she explained. She's not superstitious and doesn't have a set routine she sticks to before heading onto the field. Lindsey does, however, have a go-to ab workout that she tacks onto the end of her workouts when she's training. She said she's gotten some of her teammates to do it, too, "and it's terrible." It's all about planks.
Lindsey Horan's 6-Minute Plank Finisher
Directions: Do the following sequence two times.
- Plank: 1 minute
- Side plank: 1 minute each side
Lindsey said she typically does core last and this plank workout, though short, is "six minutes of hell." After hearing that, I obviously had to try it. Ahead, check out what I thought about this fiery finisher.