When it comes to getting fit and staying fit at any age, Tamra Judge can definitely teach everyone a thing or two.
Over the years, the former "RHOC" star has generously shared tons of fitness and diet advice to her fans on Instagram.
Luckily, I've been following her on the platform for quite some time now. And I’ve got all the deets on the lifestyle that got her that jaw-dropping bod.
Here's everything you need to know about Judge's workout routine and diet plan.
Tamra Judge, initially a realtor, joined "Real Housewives of Orange County" in its third season in 2007 and stayed for 12 seasons.
In 2013, she launched "Tamra's OC Wedding," showcasing her marriage to fitness trainer Eddie Judge.
At 48, she entered competitive bodybuilding, winning her first Musclemania competition in 2016.
Now 53 and a mother of four, Judge has been a grandmother since 2015. She works hard to maintain her physique, sparking curiosity about her fitness regimen.
Let's look at her exercise routine.
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Tamra Judge Workout Routine
In one of her previous Instagram stories, Judge revealed to her fans that she is 5 feet, 3 inches tall. Her weight fluctuates between 114 and 120 pounds.
Here's what her workouts entail.
Judge's workout routine starts as early as 4:30 in the morning. She begins with a low-intensity sustained-state cardio workout like walking and follows that with a weight lifting session.
Classic Training Schedule
This "Real Housewife" follows the classic training schedule of doing splits, which means that she focuses on two body parts per day, which could be shoulders, legs, triceps, or biceps.
She alternates between lifting weights (four times a week), and cardio and does abdominal work every single day.
Judge also does high-intensity interval training, which boosts her metabolism, speeds up her weight loss, and helps her burn fats fast.
I often see rapid and noticeable improvements in the body composition of my clients when they incorporate HIITs into their workout regimens.
She does them two times a week.
She tones her abs every day of the week.
Her Workout Principles and Ideas
Judge rarely misses a day of working out, even when she's filming "Real Housewives." Talk about dedication.
Her favorite place to work on her body is, of course, at C.U.T. Fitness, the gym she co-owns with Eddie.
Trainer Assisted workouts
"I have the muscle in there, you just have to lean out and get your body weight so low to show the muscle.”
In fact, here’s her advice for menopausal women wanting to get fit:
"Girls, eat your protein all day long, and lift heavy weights!"
When she started going through menopause, she didn't like the changes she saw in her body. So, she started taking her fitness more seriously and got into bodybuilding.
As part of her training for the Musclemania competition, Judge had to drop her body fat percentage from 28% to 14%. And she achieved that goal by committing to her daily workouts and eating right.
Here are the details of Judge's diet plan.
Tamra Judge Diet Plan
Here's her diet plan:
Avoids unhealthy foods
The fitness buff also avoids processed foods, sugar, bread, bad fats, alcohol, and sodas.
Although she's not carb-averse, Judge sticks to sources that contain fiber, like berries and brown rice. She also prefers to have them early in the day, so she has time to burn them off.
Judge only drinks water at home and strives to drink at least a gallon of it a day to stay hydrated.
Like I always tell my clients, hydration, especially with fluids rich in electrolytes is crucial to maintain peak performance and recovery.
She eats her first meal at 6 a.m. and will often have oatmeal with blueberries, four egg whites, a side of veggies, and coffee for breakfast.
She also makes sure to have protein shakes, healthy fats, and veggies at every meal. For lunch, she likes to have fruit and whole grains.
Judge will often have nuts as a snack and choose something healthy like a salted caramel protein bite to satisfy her craving for sweets.
Her Diet Principles
Judge says that anyone can easily stick to a clean diet if they remain consistent and don't starve themselves.
Staying committed to her healthy eating habits also became the secret to her success. She said:
"My whole body composition has changed. I truly believe that working out, eating well and taking your supplements is really the key to staying young."
To help grow and repair her muscles, Judge takes supplements that contain BCAAs.
And if you're a middle-aged woman like her, WebMD recommends the following supplements that can nourish your body .
- Black cohosh and DHEA: Helps minimize symptoms of menopause
- Flaxseed oil: Helps tame night sweats
- Calcium and Vitamin D: Promotes strong bones and proper muscle function. (See best vitamin D brands.)
- Ginseng: Boosts your mood and energy
Additionally, she focuses on nutrients that are crucial for muscle recovery, such as magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids, which play a significant role in reducing inflammation and enhancing recovery post-workout.
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