9 Celebrity Workout Tips

(BlackDoctor.org) — Celebrities aren’t the only ones who lead super busy lifestyles.  Even if you have back-to-back appointments, frequent business trips and barely enough time to take a breath, you can still work your way to a million-dollar body.   Do these workouts in the comfort of your own home or in your home away from home with no videos and no equipment necessary.

Can-Can
Targets: Triceps
Sit on the floor with your knees bent, your feet flat to the ground and your heels slightly spread apart. Put your hands on the floor with your palms spread shoulder-length apart and fingers facing forward. Using your arms, hips and glutes, lift your hips as high as you can off the floor and raise your left foot while keeping your knees bent.

Next, bend your elbows and lower your hips toward the floor. As you lower your hips, kick your left heel forward and try to keep your knee close to your left shoulder then straighten your elbows, raise your hips and your left knee back to start.

Do between 8 and 12 bends on this side. Rest for 30 seconds then switch sides and repeat.

The Rockette
Targets: Abs and obliques
Lie down on your back and place your hands together behind your head.  Pulling in using your abs, lift your head neck and shoulders off the floor. Then lift your legs straight up.

Now, twist your right shoulder towards left leg as you lower your right leg. Come back to center then do the other side and twist your left shoulder to your right leg as you lower your left leg. Repeat this entire move 20 times.

The V Chair
Targets: Legs and butt
Stand holding on to the back of a sturdy chair with your arms extended. Put your feet together and turn your toes outwards to make a small ‘v’. Lift up on to the balls of your feet and lean back so your hips are in line with your knees. Bend your knees slightly, keeping them in line with your toes.

Next, pulse up and down about 3 inches off the ground for 30 to 60 seconds. Keep your heels together and lifted and keep your knees bent in a half squat.

Thigh-Dancing
Targets: Thighs
Get on the floor on your knees and sit back on your heels. Stretch your arms over your head. Using your thigh muscles, lift your butt off your heels then lower back down. Pulse up and down for 15 seconds. Return to the start position and repeat, this time moving from side to side for 15 seconds. Next, lift your butt and move your hips clockwise 15 times. Next, move your hips counterclockwise for 15 seconds.

The Pretzel
Targets: Obliques, hamstrings, glutes, outer thighs
Sit on the floor with your right leg in front of you at a 90 degree angle and your left leg behind you with your knee pointed at a ninety degree angle on the floor.  Lean forward and place your palms on the floor. With your hips and shoulders level, lift your left leg up and down a few inches keeping your toes pointed. Try to keep your ankle above your knee. Do 30 reps. Change your position so that your left leg is in front and repeat, lifting your right leg.

More celebrity workout tips:
• Rest in between sets for shorter periods of time at the beginning of your workout. Rest for about 20 to 30 seconds at the beginning and increase the rest to 40 to 60 seconds as your muscles become more tired.  This forces your muscles to work harder and improves results while cutting down your workout time.

• Work one arm or leg at a time when using dumbbells. This gives one side of your body a rest while keeping your heart pumping throughout the workout which burns more calories.

• Once you know how many repetitions you’re going to do, start by counting down to one

 

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