News, Culture & Society

Candice Warner shows off her impressive biceps and abs in an orange crop top and tight bike shorts

She totally transformed her physique ahead of her appearance on SAS Australia.

And Candice Warner has not slowed down ever since.

The mother-of-three and former Ironwoman showed off her impressive muscles during a workout at Acereo gym on Thursday.  

Putting her back into it! Candice Warner showed off her impressive biceps and abs in an orange crop top and tight bike shorts as she did heavy weights at the gym om Thursday 

Active: She had worn the activewear the day before with a navy blue coloured sweater from the Lorna Jane as she attended a yoga and meditation class with reality stars Bella Varelis and Tegan Martin

Active: She had worn the activewear the day before with a navy blue coloured sweater from the Lorna Jane as she attended a yoga and meditation class with reality stars Bella Varelis and Tegan Martin

The 36-year-old reposted a video of herself finessing her lats and deltoids at the celebrity spot in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. 

Candice was pumping iron in a bright orange crop top and matching bike shorts from Lorna Jane.

She had worn the activewear the day before with a navy blue coloured sweater as she attended a yoga and meditation class with reality stars Bella Varelis and Tegan Martin, hosted by Lorna Jane and Pilates Instructor, Kundalini Yoga Teacher and PT Leah Simmons. 

Last October, the trainer behind Candice shredded physique on SAS Australia has shared the program she used to get shape for the hit show – which saw her put on five kilograms of muscle but still drop two dress sizes.

Kev Toonen, from the Sydney gym 98 Riley Street, said even though Candice had a naturally athletic figure before he began working with her, she still needed to increase her training regimen so she had more stamina for the challenges.

While working with Kev, Candice did seven intense workouts each week, comprising three one-hour strength sessions, two one-hour runs and two two-hour walks with a weighted backpack.

Working it! The 36-year-old reposted a video of herself working on her lats and deltoid at Acero gym in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs

Working it! The 36-year-old reposted a video of herself working on her lats and deltoid at Acero gym in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

And despite gaining 5kg of muscle, she went from an already slim size 10 to a toned and super-fit size 6.

When he first met with Candice, Kev said he did some testing to get a ‘snapshot’ of where she was at with her training.

‘We had to be very strategic and look at a number of aspects when I was looking at programming her training for the show,’ Kev told FEMAIL.

‘I watched previous seasons of the show as well and used my own experience of training the SAS units in the past.’

He figured out exactly how ‘fit’ Candice was and where she was at with her training, and then ‘reverse engineered’ a six-month training plan.

Fit friends! Candice posed with Lorna Jane at the meditation and yoga class on Wednesday

Fit friends! Candice posed with Lorna Jane at the meditation and yoga class on Wednesday 

‘The plan was designed to improve her lower and upper body strength so she could deal with the heavy loads she would have to carry over long distances in the show,’ he said.+

A typical week of workouts for the cricket WAG included three strength training sessions with body weight movements, push ups and pull ups under fatigue, and two long runs.

Candice also had to do two 10-12 kilometre weight-loaded walks with a backpack on her back weighing 20 kilograms, and she had to complete the walk within 90-120 minutes.

‘I made sure she did these sessions in the rain, under fatigue and with and without guidance,’ Kev said.

‘Sometimes, I would give Candice feedback and other times I would say nothing, to basically put her under more pressure and build her ability to rely on her own motivation.’

The sessions were incredibly tough – occasionally Kev said he would have Candice doing 45 minutes of lunges holding a weight over her head.

The regime also included high intensity cardio, to ensure the 35-year-old would be ready for whatever was thrown at her on SAS Australia.

Kev said his philosophy for Candice’s diet was pretty simple:

‘To add muscle and recover well, you simply need to eat more,’ he said.

‘Despite popular belief, the body will not recover or be able to perform on low calories or a calorie deficit.’

He used the help of their 98 Gym training dietitian, Harriet Walker, who laid out a ‘trackable’ program for Candice to follow each day.

Typical foods included balanced macros, plenty of lean protein and a good amount of healthy fats – from avocado to extra Virgin olive oil – to allow her body to recover and perform well the following day.

She doesn't stop! Candice recently attended an F45 event with her husband David and Mark Wahlberg when he was in town

She doesn’t stop! Candice recently attended an F45 event with her husband David and Mark Wahlberg when he was in town 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk