Tim McGraw Spills Some of His Workout Secrets

McGraw can thank his friends on the road and workouts like Crossfit for keeping him healthy and fit throughout his career.

Written by Kelly Brickey
Tim McGraw Spills Some of His Workout Secrets
Tim McGraw; Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

It’s pretty obvious to see how fit Tim McGraw is. He makes time to stay in shape no matter how busy his work schedule gets, even if it means squeezing in quick workouts before shows or waking up early to hit the gym before heading to the studio. Hard work pays off in full because McGraw definitely looks in tip-top shape.

But how does the country singer maintain his steady health and well-being? Simple, really. He makes sure to have a group of friends around him to keep the momentum going. On the road, it’s even more helpful, according to McGraw, because his favorite workouts don’t happen in the confinements of a gym or on a treadmill.

“It’s easier on the road,” he said recently. “A lot of people say it’s hard to work out at home and you’d rather be at home, but for me it’s easier on the road because we have five or six guys in the band and in the crew that work out with us. So it usually starts out with 10 or 15 people and about an hour and a half, two hours into it, it ends up being about five and then it finally dwindles down to one or two left.”

Using the method of switching his workouts up day by day, McGraw has his favorite routines he sticks to in order to get the job done and make his sweat time worth it.

“It’s a lot of cross fit stuff. We use ropes and chains and all kinds of things and run a lot. I do a lot of cardio, that’s the main thing. I work out at home in my gym, do standard stuff. You know, there’s a lot of stuff I can do without having a gym or anything—just pushups and crunches and running,” McGraw explained.

McGraw is getting a lot of time to work out as he’s on the road this summer playing at fairs and festivals throughout the country. His latest single, “How I’ll Always Be,” is at country radio now and fans can add it to their music library from digital retailers.