Vanessa Hudgens' Workout Routine For Killer Abs

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Health & Lifestyle
Fatima Araos

Vanessa Hudgens paraded her killer abs all around Rome during a recent trip. The 33-year-old tick, tick...BOOM! actress was in the Italian capital to attend the launch of the Giambattista Valli x Mytheresa capsule collection, and she gave us major fitness inspiration when she flaunted her incredibly toned physique in a photo dump on Instagram.

Alongside her sister Stella Hudgens, the High School Musical alum soaked in the sights, with her abs on full display in a tiny pink crop-top and matching trousers. Scroll for the post.

Her Pandemic Workout Routine

It’s no secret that Hudgens is obsessed with exercise – the proof is all over her Instagram. In an interview with Shape in October last year, she spoke about her workout routine, saying, “During the pandemic, when everything was paused, I created a little community. I'd get my friends together over Zoom and we would do Isaac Boots's live workout classes. As the world started to reopen, I found myself obsessed with Dogpound. I go with my best friend; we're extremely competitive.”

Her Go-To Exercises

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The Princess Switch star continued, “We have the best time — the amount of dancing we do between sets is ridiculous. Everyone knows when we're at the gym. They say they hear us before they see us.”

What are her go-to exercises? “I do squats with a rack, and I love to see how much weight I can add to the bar. That's empowering. And I've just gotten back into Pilates with a reformer. It works your muscles like nothing else.”


In August last year, Dogpound posted a video on its Instagram page showing Hudgens and a friend crushing an intense workout in the gym. Their routine included slide squats, one- and two-leg pelvic lifts, toe touch crunches, weighted sled pushes, and leg lifts.

To illustrate just how crazy she is about working out, she said, “At my fittest, I feel unstoppable. You think, 'There's no way I can get through 30 reps.' But then you do, and you remind yourself that you can do anything you set your mind to.”

Her Diet

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As for her diet, Hudgens said, “My overall food philosophy is, if it's real, I'll eat it. Many things are processed and contain chemicals and ingredients I can't pronounce. I want real food. If I'm in Italy, and I see them making pasta by hand, or if it grows from the earth, that's real. I stay away from the processed stuff. I also don't eat meat. I'm a pescatarian. What animals go through is so inhumane. That's not a system that I support.”