Supermodel Gigi Hadid is all over the fashion world. The biggest houses are pulling her in, wanting a piece of the “it” girl. Her next big runway is going to be for none other than Victoria’s Secret with a pair of wings and underwear leaving little to the imagination. And let’s be real, there are loads of us females who envy her, b*tch about her, but secretly want to be her. She looks like she’s living the dream. According to fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, she looks has the ” all American girl-next-door with an exotic twist” look. Well, maybe you don’t have Dutch and Palestinian heritage nor the hunky boyfriend, but you can get the banging bod that she sports all over New York City in crop tops and skinny jeans.
In the latest issue of Allure magazine, Gigi has bared it all. Lying down effortlessly on a horse in just a thong, you cannot miss her gentle curves. She eats whatever she wants on “cheat” days (including her favorite cheeseburger), but the rest of the time, she is working out and working out hard to flaunt those washboard abs. Everybody in the industry knows that she doesn’t sport the “typical” model waif figure, but is fuller and manages to keep her curves.
Here’s the thing – you can easily, easily get the same results if you put in maybe half an hour to an hour a day to concentrate on working on your body. Unlike other celebrities of Hollywood who spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on gym memberships, you can use these moves at home, on a break while at work, in a park or wherever you feel you’re comfortable busting a move.
Now Gigi Hadid loves to kick box. She has always been athletic, becoming the captain of the volleyball team in high school. She keeps herself active through sports, like horse riding, basketball, jogs. The first tip is to keep yourself active. Instead of driving to work, try walking a little bit, use the stairs, visit the washroom a few floors below…little tricks that work wonders in the long run. Gigi loves to kick-box, but if you can’t give out time to kick-box, just remember to STAY ACTIVE.
Here are some free-hand, cardio workouts that will take you around 15 minutes to complete, though it could vary depending on the number of reps you do. Don’t do it once a week and then look out for a six-pack; be persistent and the results will show in no time.
Start in a plank position. Then bring your right knee up to your chest. Tuck it in as much as you can and then go back to the original plank. Now, repeat using the left leg. Repeat these steps for one minute, and as you get the hang of it, alternate your legs at faster and faster speeds for that burst of energy. Go for at least 4 reps of one minute each.
This will not only help tighten the abs, but that tush will start looking pretty good as well, and your jiggling arms will start to tone, too.
Sitting down, place your body in a V-position. This can be done by leaning back, with your legs slightly above the ground. If this is too much for you, keep your ankles to the ground, but make sure you’re not fully lying down or sitting up straight. Next, twist your upper body to the right and at the same time make a cycling motion with your legs to bring your right knee closer to your chest. Do the same with the left side. Again, you can increase the speed with practice. Go for at least 4 reps of one minute each.
Your body will be tense the first few times you do it, because almost all the muscles in the body are working out at this point. From toe to neck, you’re waking your body up. Remember to breathe properly while indulging in this exercise, because it could cause muscle spasms if done incorrectly.
Here, you can rest your backbone for a bit. Lie down with feet straight in the air, so your body is at a 90 degree angle. Next, place both hands at the back of your head and then begin a pull-up, trying to close in the gap between chest and thighs as much as possible. If keeping your legs straight up is weird for you, then keep them parallel to the ground (without actually touching the floor) and pull your knees up to your chest, like you’re pulling your chin down to your chest. Go for at least 4 reps of one minute each.
This is an oldie with a twist. While regular crunches just work the abs, your thigh muscles also get a workout here.
And that’s it! Remember to keep the momentum, don’t stop in between, unless it is for a sip of water or for a quick breath. It is easy to want to give up the first 5 times you do it, but lo and behold, when you start seeing the results, you are going to want to continue and push yourself harder.
The best part about your idols is that they are human beings, too! If they can do it, so can you! Inspire yourself like they inspire you and LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE NOW!