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Alex Rice in Cropped Workout Top Reveals Upper Body Workout

Here is everything you need to know about her routine and the other health habits that keep her in shape.
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Alex Rice is on fire in her latest workout video. In a new social media post the certified personal trainer and fitness influencer, who boasts over 1.1 million Instagram followers, shows off her enviable figure – including her rock hard abs – in a sports bra and leggings while executing an upper body workout. "You go girl! Hit those spicy spots. Keep rocking it! 🔥" commented Alexia Clark. "Those chest press dumbbells are as big as you are!! 😍" added Olivia Ostrom. Here is everything you need to know about her routine and all of her other health and fitness habits. 

She Warms Up

"Let's warm up for leg day 🔥 your body will thank you!!" she captioned a post. "Most people know they should warm up, but don't always know where to begin! I got youuu 🫡 you don't have to do this exact routine, but I'm hoping it will give you some ideas for your warm up. She explained that her "warm up is usually circuit style" and that she does 2 to 3 rounds "about 10 reps each side."

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She Eats Overnight Oats

Alex recently shared her recipe for peanut butter and jelly overnight oats. 


  • 1/2 cup Old fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 Milk of choice (I start with a 1/2 cup and add more if/when needed)
  • 1 scoop @youcanbeam vanilla soft serve protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 1 tablespoon PB
  • 1 tablespoon your choice of jelly
  • Topping: chopped strawberries


  • Add milk, chia seeds, honey and stir to combine
  • Stir in your protein powder and oats
  • Add your PB& J and swirl it in (don't mix it in completely- the goal is to have swirls of pb&j throughout)
  • Store in fridge in an air right container overnight or at least 3 hours
  • Add your toppings when you're ready to eat 🍓

She Isn't Afraid of "Putting on too Much Muscle"

Alex is not afraid of "putting on too much muscle" by lifting weights. "Workout however you want to, I stand by that!!! But to answer your question, no I'm not worried about putting on too much muscle, thank you! Plus, I wish putting on muscle was that easy," she says in a post

She Started Her Journey with "Cardio and Abs"

Alex recommends starting small before working your way up to heavy weights. "I feel my strongest when I'm lowering my barbell to the ground or holding 45lb plates in each hand 😅but I did start at the gym doing cardio and abs. Eventually made my way to lifting and never looked back!!" she captioned a post. 

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She Doesn't Rush Through Her Workouts

Alex recommends taking your time when working out. "Take your workouts to the next level 😮‍💨 It's easy to rush through a workout, but keep things controlled! Don't let yourself go on autopilot when you're lifting. Focus on that mind to muscle connection!" she wrote in a post, adding that you should not give up and instead, "push for that extra 1 or 2 reps," and "do the exercises that are hard for you. It's ok to fail, but how will you progress if you don't keep trying!" she says.

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Here Is Her Upper Body Workout

In her recent post, Alex shares an upper body workout. "We're focusing on boulder shoulders, chest, and triceps! You can do this one at the gym or at home, let's gooooo," she writes in the caption. 


  • 1a. Push Ups 4 sets | 10-12 reps *last set to failure*
  • 2a. DB Seated Shoulder Press 3 sets | 6-8 reps
  • 3a. Alt. Chest Press 3 sets | 8-10 (each) reps
  • 4a. OH single arm Tricep Extensions 3 sets | 10-12 reps


  • 5a. Plate Twists 3 sets | 30 sec
  • 5b. ISO Hold Shoulder Press 3 sets | 30 sec

💪🔥Body Booster: Don't race through your workouts. Going slow and focusing on form can be just as effective – if not more – than going at a faster pace. 

Leah Groth
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