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Want the body of a WAG? Candice Warner reveals the secrets to her ripped physique

Candice Warner rivals her superstar cricketing husband David in the fitness department. 

And speaking to Daily Mail Australia this week as she promoted ABC’s Reading Eggs, the former Ironwoman revealed the secrets to her ripped physique. 

The 35-year-old blonde bombshell and busy mother of three said that she eats clean and trains mean, but doesn’t mind having the odd sweet treat or glass of wine on occasion.

Want the body of a WAG? David Warner’s wife and former Ironwoman Candice Warner told Daily Mail Australia this week the secrets to her ripped physique

‘When it comes to eating, it’s all about a balance,’ Candice said. 

‘I try to eat as cleanly and as healthy as I can, but I do have a sweet tooth. If the girls have a couple of little biscuits, I’ll share with them,’ the mother-of-three admitted. 

‘If they’re having an ice cream on a hot summer’s day, I’ll have that. I do like to have a glass of wine with my husband. So everything in moderation. I’m not, “you can’t do this, can’t have that”. For myself, I can’t sustain it.’ 

Giving him a run for his money! David might be one of the country's best cricketers, but Candice is equally as fit

Giving him a run for his money! David might be one of the country’s best cricketers, but Candice is equally as fit

'I try to eat as cleanly and as healthy as I can, but I do have a sweet tooth. If the girls have a couple of little biscuits, I'll share with them,' the mother-of-three said

‘I try to eat as cleanly and as healthy as I can, but I do have a sweet tooth. If the girls have a couple of little biscuits, I’ll share with them,’ the mother-of-three said

The training and diet secrets behind Candice’s SAS body:

* Body weight training, rather than weight training, doing rope hangs, push-ups, pull-ups under fatigue and chin ups.

* Walk or run with weight on your back. Candice’s backpacks often consisted of between 20 and 25 kilograms of rice.

* Make sure you are fitting between one and two long runs (over 10 kilometres per week) to build resistance and stamina.

* Eat more calories than you burn and include plenty of lean protein and healthy fats.

* Do your sessions in different conditions – both under fatigue and in the rain. This will improve your base fitness.

* Repetition is the key. Sometimes Candice would do 45 minutes of lunges using heavy weights.

* Make small daily improvements and don’t try to change everything at once.

* Think about your ‘why’ if you want to succeed. 

Candice said that when it comes to exercising, she enjoys hitting the gym or going for a walk with a weighted vest on and loves the mental benefits of exercise.  

‘Last year, I was focused on getting stronger and fitter for SAS Australia and now it’s just about maintaining the workload I did last year, so it’s about having fun training,’ Candice explained. 

‘I’m doing a lot more walks, sometimes I’ll put a 10kg or 15kg weight vest on and go for a walk, or just training in the gym. For me, exercise is more what it does to me mentally than what it does physically.’

Candice says she clears her mind with exercise and feels like a ‘better mother and wife’ afterwards. 

‘It’s my time away from the kids, I need that break, and it’s a time I don’t have my phone on me, it’s just me and my own thoughts and a lot of time it’s where I do my brainstorming and thinking as I’m not clouded and I can really just focus on what I need to,’ she refreshingly said. 

‘Afterwards, I feel like I’m a better mum and wife… mentally I need it [exercise].’

How she does it: Candice said that when it comes to exercising, she enjoys hitting the gym or going for a walk with a weighted vest on and loves the mental benefits of exercise

How she does it: Candice said that when it comes to exercising, she enjoys hitting the gym or going for a walk with a weighted vest on and loves the mental benefits of exercise

Benefits: Candice says she clears her mind with exercise and feels like a 'better mother and wife' afterwards

Benefits: Candice says she clears her mind with exercise and feels like a ‘better mother and wife’ afterwards

'It's my time away from the kids, I need that break, and it's a time I don't have my phone on me, it's just me and my own thoughts,' she explained

‘It’s my time away from the kids, I need that break, and it’s a time I don’t have my phone on me, it’s just me and my own thoughts,’ she explained

Candice recently completed a stint on the gruelling military-style reality show, SAS Australia, and impressed fans with her efforts. 

She told Daily Mail Australia this week that it was ‘one of the best experiences of her life,’ despite it being both physically and mentally draining. 

‘When I first signed up for SAS, I thought what a great challenge for me. And when I started training I thought all I wanted to do was inspire my kids and show them that anything is possibly and mummy is strong and all that stuff,’ she explained. 

‘But it wasn’t until the show aired and the amount of support I got from men and women, not just from our country but other countries that viewed the show.

She's tough! Candice recently completed a stint on the gruelling military-style reality show, SAS Australia, and impressed fans with her efforts

She’s tough! Candice recently completed a stint on the gruelling military-style reality show, SAS Australia, and impressed fans with her efforts

‘People really opening up to me about things they had been through in their life or certain situations they are in now or mistakes they have made and never been able to overcome.’

She added: ‘I didn’t ever anticipate that, how much support, the outpouring of messages from people opening their hearts to me and sharing their deepest secrets with me.’

The mother-of-three said she ‘grew so much’ thanks to the show, which also starred the likes of Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins, Firass Dirani and Jackson Warne.

‘It was full on, but one of the best experiences of my life,’ she said.

‘I grew so much as a person. I grew so much from it, knowing it is okay to be vulnerable at times, it is okay to let your walls down if you’ve been hurt.’

'I grew so much as a person. I grew so much from it, knowing it is okay to be vulnerable at times, it is okay to let your walls down if you've been hurt,' she said

‘I grew so much as a person. I grew so much from it, knowing it is okay to be vulnerable at times, it is okay to let your walls down if you’ve been hurt,’ she said

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