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Tim McGraw leads CrossFit workouts on tour

The singer/actor enjoys challenging himself with his on-the-road fitness sessions.

Country star Tim McGraw makes his road crew sweat it out on tour by leading high-intensity CrossFit workouts.

The 49-year-old singer/actor, who is known for his buff physique, refuses to let up on his fitness regime when he's between venues, and reveals a large group of bandmates and crew members join him - although few can actually keep up the pace.

"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," he laughs in an interview with his label, Big Machine.

The Live Like You Were Dying hitmaker, who is married to fellow country star Faith Hill, reveals it's his penchant for strength training and cardio which tires people out quickly.

"It's a lot of CrossFit stuff," he says. "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 push-ups and crunches and running."

And while many of his musical peers struggle to maintain a regular exercise routine while on the road, Tim has grown to love keeping fit with his tour workout buddies.

"It's easier on the road," he claims. "A lot of people say it's hard to workout on the road 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."

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