Personal trainer and model Camilla Akerberg is used to fans asking her about how she gets her abdominal muscles so toned and defined.
And now, the 32-year-old from Sydney has reveals the three nutrition products she uses to shred fat and gain muscle for an enviable rock-hard tummy.
In an Instagram post, Camilla said she supports her body before, during and after a workout by using pre-workout, branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) and whey protein for protein shakes.
In an Instagram post, Camilla said she supports her body before, during and after a workout by using pre-workout, Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) and Whey Protein
Before a training session, Camilla enjoys sour peach candy and orange mango pre-workout to ‘train harder’.
Pre-workout contains ingredients to help boost your energy, strength and stamina before hitting the gym.
Ideally this rapid increase can help push you through a workout and reach personal bests.
What is Camilla Akerberg’s day on a plate?
Pre-breakfast, 5.30am: Apple cider vinegar in a big glass of water with some squeezed lemon juice and supergreens and a piece of homemade frittata
Breakfast, 9am: Two hardboiled eggs, smoked salmon, rocket, tomato, avocado, feta
During training at 11.30am: Branched Chained Amino Acids in water
Lunch, 1pm: Tuna, brown rice/ quinoa mix, pesto and broccolini
Snack, 3pm: Hummus and carrots
Snack, 5pm: Carob chocolate and blueberries
Dinner, 7pm: Barramundi, greens, pumpkin, rocket, walnuts, pear and cabbage
Evening snack, 8.30pm: Casein supplement and blueberries
During a workout, Camilla drinks her BCAAs (ice tea peach and passion mango flavour) with water.
‘It will help your body maintain and build muscle mass which will also help those on a weight-loss journey,’ she wrote online.
‘BCAAs will also give you some energy whilst you are training – simply mix with water.’
She also said it’s a tasty drink to sip on throughout the day.
During a workout, Camilla drinks BCAAs (ice tea peach and passion mango flavour) to help build or maintain muscle mass
Within an hour of working out is the best time to use protein powder, Camilla claims.
‘It’s an easy and healthy way to add more protein to your diet and great for people who want to gain and maintain muscle mass, strength and losing fat,’ she wrote.
‘Incorporating protein powder into your diet can also help you become fitter.’
‘It’s an easy and healthy way to add more protein to your diet and great for people who want to gain and maintain muscle mass, strength and losing fat,’ she wrote
What’s Camilla’s ab workout?
1. Planks and plank variations
2. Hollow holds
3. V sit holds
4. Compound exercises
5. High intensity exercises
Hold each position for at least 30 seconds and repeat for 3-5 rounds
Speaking previously to FEMAIL, Camilla shared the daily diet that helps to keep her in shape.
‘I eat mostly a pescatarian diet, as that works well with my body, but I do eat other meats on occasion too. I limit processed foods and added sugars – although I do admit that I am the biggest sweet tooth and love to indulge in candy and chocolates on occasion,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.
‘I do eat mainly very healthy though and I try and eat as much fresh, real foods as possible – and use supplements to enhance my nutrient intake.’
Speaking previously to FEMAIL, Camilla shared the daily diet that helps to keep her in shape
Typically, Camilla will rise at around 5.30am and enjoy a snack and some supplements.
‘I will have apple cider vinegar first thing in the morning in a big glass of water with some squeezed lemon juice,’ she said.
‘I have recently found it convenient to mix in my supergreens and water soluble supplements into the mix also. I also have a quick on-the-go meal before I leave the house, this morning it was a piece of pre-made frittata.’
She also has supplements including curcumin, iron, a multivitamin and magnesium.
Camilla (pictured) eats plenty of snacks to keep her going during a rigorous day of training, and she also incorporates supplements into her diet
Once she has trained – both herself and clients – she will enjoy breakfast at around 9am.
Breakfast usually includes two hardboiled eggs, smoked salmon, rocket, tomato, avocado and a small piece of feta, along with a decaf almond milk piccolo latte.
‘I have gone decaf for a while to decrease my stimulant intake. This is good to do once in a while if you take pre-workout and drink lots of coffee,’ she said.
Camilla sually does resistance training at 11.30am and while she trains, she takes BCAAs – branched chained amino acids.
‘I have BCAAs whilst I train (and sometimes throughout the day) to help with muscle recovery, support protein synthesis, give me some energy whilst I train and they taste amazing,’ she said.
Lunch is at 1pm and usually consists of something quick and nutritious like tuna, brown rice, pesto and broccolini and at 3pm she enjoys a snack – often of hummus and carrots.
Her second snack of the afternoon is at 5pm and is often a piece of carob chocolate and blueberries.
Dinner is two hours later at 7pm and usually is fish – one of her go-to meals being barramundi with pumpkin, asparagus, rocket, walnuts, pear and cabbage.
Finally, Camilla always has an evening snack before bed as well which consists of a casein supplement and blueberries.