We talk and talk about the great bodies of celebrities with amazing flat abs but what do they do to achieve it?
Get the abs of the stars!
Health Magazine shares what abdominal exercises the celebrities do to reduce their waist and strengthen your abs.
From the Hollywood trainer Jeanette Jenkins, creator of the Sexy Abs with Kelly Rowland DVD.
This routine targets core muscles for both toning and definition. Aim to work out 5 days a week, doing this routine 3 times a week, along with at least 120 minutes of weekly cardio.
Sit with knees bent and feet on floor. Clasp underside of thighs with both hands, hinge back, and lift feet until lower legs are parallel to floor; release hands. Straighten legs and reach for your toes; hold for 8 breaths. Repeat 3 times.
Lie facedown with legs extended, elbows bent, feet hip-width apart, elbows shoulder-width apart. Contract abs, then tuck toes to lift body, elbows directly under shoulders. Hold for 4 breaths. Bend knees (do not touch ground), tilt pelvis up; hold for 4 breaths. Keeping abs tight, straighten legs, hold for 4 breaths. Repeat 3 times.
Navel to Spine
Lie faceup with knees bent and feet on floor. Lift shoulders and clasp underside of thighs with both hands; contract abs. Tilt pelvis up, let go of thighs, and reach forward; pulse 20 times. Return to start; reach hands to outside of right thigh and do move with torso turned to right; pulse 20 times. Repeat on left side. This is 1 set. Do 2 sets.
Side Crunch & Pulse
Lie faceup, knees bent to 90 degrees, hands behind head. Lower knees to left and crunch up; do 15–25 reps. Return to start, lift shoulders, extend left arm, and pulse forward for 15–25 reps. Repeat sequence on right side. This is 1 set. Do 2 sets.
Low Belly Leg Reach
For Cardio this Fitness Guru recommends:
Go bicycling and include 3-5 30-second sprints (short bursts of full-speed cycling) to tap your core’s fast-twitch muscle fibers and boost your calorie burn.
Walk for 1-15 minutes at a moderate pace (3 to 4.5 mph). Do five 2- minute intervals with incline set at 10-15 percent. Then return to starting incline for 10-15 minutes.
Don’t underestimate the intervals there is where you lose fat.
A total-body training class (like kickboxing or Zumba) gives you a major cardio boost and also taps into core strength to tone abs and blast belly fat, Jenkins says.
Jump on the pool
Swim laps or practice your paddle-boarding skills. Both of these train the entire body but rely heavily on core muscles to shape and sculpt