The Taraji P. Henson Upper Body Workout

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson at Black Girls Rock 2017/Getty

What does the hardest working woman in show business, Taraji. P. Henson, do when she’s got some down time? Hit the gym of course! In an Instagram video shared by her trainer, Mike T. of Force Fitness Inc., the 2017 host of “Black Girls Rock!” shows us all the right moves to tone up your arms, back and shoulders.

Watch the video below and read on for four strength training moves that’ll have you red carpet ready.

Flat Chest Press with Leg Raise

Lie on your back, while holding a pair of dumbbells in a neutral grip. Engage your core, by lifting your legs off the floor. Press the dumbbells up while simultaneously raising your legs to a vertical position and lower as you bring the weights down. You can also perform this combination by holding one dumbbell in each hand on either side of the chest; with palms face forward. Lift both weights, pushing them straight up until arms are fully extended – legs should remain up, with knees bent at a 90-degree angle and ankles crossed. Pause briefly and repeat.