Madelaine Petsch's 3-Circuit Morning Workout Looks Like Core-Quaking, Quad-Shaking Fun
Before Madelaine Petsch applies her ruby red lipstick to play Cheryl Blossom on Riverdale, she likes to fit a good sweat session in — "it gets me energized for work instead of tired in the mornings," she says. The 26-year-old actress shared footage of an a.m. workout with LA Thoma Gustin, DPT, an hour or so leading up to her call time on set.
Petsch and her fellow costars are filming season five of the show in Vancouver. It's important to note that, according to Deadline, the cast were required to self-isolate for two weeks prior to the start of production (and, in gyms across Vancouver, people are limited to one-hour workout sessions per day as of the time of this article's publication).
Ahead, watch Petsch's full workout as well as a breakdown of the three total circuits. It's full of lower-body and core moves and utilizes an exercise ball, resistance band, medicine ball, and kettlebell. We're sure Cheryl would approve!
Madelaine Petsch's Morning Workout Routine Video
Petsch starts with some warmup moves such as plank walkouts and forward lunges with twisting arm extensions. The workout portion is split up into three circuits. The first consists of four moves she does for a minute each three times through using a medicine ball and resistance band. The second is two rounds of four one-minute moves (30 seconds slow and 30 seconds of pulses for most of them) using a kettlebell. The final circuit has two rounds of five exercises (despite what the list in the video shows) performed for one minute each with an exercise ball. She then goes into cooldown stretches.
Circuit 1: 1 Minute Weighted and Banded Ball Slam
Circuit 1: 1 Minute Weighted and Banded Crab Walk
Circuit 1: 1 Minute Weighted and Banded Squat Good Morning
Circuit 1: 1 Minute Alternating Weighted and Banded Lunge With Rotation
She repeats this circuit three times total.
Circuit 2: 1 Minute Squat
She does 30 seconds of slow squats and 30 seconds of pulsing squats with a kettlebell.
Circuit 2: 1 Minute Russian Deadlift
She does not split these up into slow and pulsing deadlifts.
Circuit 2: 1 Minute Sumo Squat
She does 30 seconds of slow sumo squats and 30 seconds of pulsing sumo squats with a kettlebell.
Circuit 2: 1 Minute Shifting Side Lunge
She does 30 seconds of slow shifting side lunges and 30 seconds of pulsing shifting side lunges with a kettlebell. Then, she repeats this circuit two times total.
Circuit 3: 1 Minute Pike-Up
Circuit 3: 1 Minute Stir the Pot
Circuit 3: 1 Minute Dead Bug
Circuit 3: 1 Minute Knee Slider Sit-Up
Circuit 3: 1 Minute Plank Walkout
She repeats this circuit two times total, then does cooldown stretches.