Katie Austin’s 6-Move Strength Workout Is a Full-Body Burner

This is one of the former college athlete’s favorite sequences.
Katie Austin poses in front of a blue backdrop and smiles over her shoulder at the camera.

Katie Austin.

Fitness over the holidays looks different for a lot of reasons. Even though you may not have loads of time to dedicate to your exercise regimen, there are some simple ways to incorporate a little bit of movement into your everyday routine throughout the season.

Among those options is Katie Austin’s latest six-move full-body strength routine. All you need is a set of weights and a little bit of space and you’re set to complete her toning sequence. The 30-year-old used 10 lb. weights in her recent Instagram reel, but you should adjust this one based on your experience.

Here are the six moves, which she repeated 10 times each.

1. Romanian deadlifts

Stand with your legs hip-width apart. Let the dumbbells in each hand hang down in front of your legs. Bend your knees slightly, lowering the dumbbells toward your shins, keeping them close to your body and your back flat. Stand back up.

2. Lateral front raises

Stand on the ground with a slight bend in your knees. Let one weight hang out in front of you and the other rest by your side. Lift both weights toward shoulder height, performing a lateral raise with the arm out to the side and a front raise with the other. Lower back down. Switch the position of your weights so that the arm that performed a front raise will now perform a lateral raise and vice versa.

3. Bicep curls

With a weight in each hand, let your arms rest down in front of you, keeping a soft bend in your elbows. Bend both your elbows, curling the weights up toward your shoulders. Return the weights down.

4. Squats

Rack your weights right above your shoulders. Stand with your legs hip-width apart and squat down, keeping your knees from extending beyond your toes. Stand back up.

5. Overhead press

Stand hip-width apart with your weights racked over your shoulders. Extend your arms straight up, keeping your palms faced in toward your body.

6. Cross crunch

Stand hip-width apart, holding your weights up above your head. Simultaneously lift one knee up toward your chest as you twist your upper body, bring your elbows down to meet your knee.

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Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.