By Angela Bekiaris: Cmon, let’s start the training together! Celebrity fitness trainer, Kayla Itsines, tells us how it’s done. So start reading and start training…. we don’t want to scare you, but your Christmas vacation is just weeks away!
How they are done: Stand with your feet slightly wider that shoulder width apart, bending both your hips and knees — this is known as a squat position. Lean your body forward slightly so that you are able to place your hands on the floor in front of you. Kick your feet backwards into a push up position resting on the balls of your feet. Ensure that your back remains straight and that you stabilise through your abdominal muscles. Transfer your body weight onto your hands and jump your feet inwards and into squat position. From this position, properly your body upwards before landing in a neutral standing position. When landing, ensure that you land through the balls of your feet first before rolling through the flat and heel and maintain ‘soft’ knees to prevent injury. Repeat.
- Sit ups
How they are done: Start by lying flat on your back with your knees bent and heels firmly planted on the floor. Engage your abdominal muscles by drawing in your belly button to your spine. Slowly lift your head, followed by your shoulder blades and torso and roll up until your chest is close to your legs. Slowly release the torso down and roll back into starting position.
- Scissor Kicks
How they are done: Start by lying flat on your back on a flat top bench, with legs completely extended, holding the bench behind your head firmly with both hands, Engage your abdominal muscles by drawing in your belly button to your spine and raise your legs so that they are 45 degrees to your hips. Once at 45 dress, create a ‘scissor-like’ motion with your legs by simultaneously raising leg and lowering get other and alternating. Repeat.
Did You Know?
Nicole Scherzinger’s trainer, Adam Ernster, likes to focus on building muscle, which the singer supplements with running, dancing, and plenty of squats.
Did You Know?
Former Friends star Courteney Cox stays in such fabulous shape thanks to her trainer and the interval training they do together. Courtney’s trainer, Michelle Lovitt, varies her cardio between the elliptical and treadmill, then adds in resistance-band and power-plate strength training.
Courtesy of www.kaylaitsines.com