To say Rihanna's got a nice body is an understatement — she's got a slamalamin' bod!
Sure, she has some ancestors in Barbados to thank for her appearance, but she's also got a Nike-endorsed fitness expert at her service paired with her own determination to thank!
Ary Nuñez has been training the record-breaking, chart-topping artist for 4 years through a mix of martial arts, dancing, and calisthenics. Together they "focus on the core muscles" and "do a ton of repetitions.”
Although the trainer is "on call 24/7" with Rihanna to meet her demands, the singer doesn't make her job too difficult because of her passion for fitness, as Ary explains:
“Rihanna is so connected to her body. She used to work out because it was part of her responsibility, but now she works out because she loves it!”
That's the best attitude to have. Don't work out because you feel like you should, but because you WANT TO! If you want to start working out or are a regular gym rat looking for a core like Rihanna, check out one of her actual ab routines below!
Start with your back on the floor with your heels secure, shoulder width apart. Leading with your chest up towards the ceiling, use the spine as it is in neutral position. Drive all the way up with your chest and once you reach your knees, extend your arms up and straight overhead. Your shoulders should be directly over your hips. Complete 32 reps.
Sit-Ups with Torso Rotations:
Lie on your back with your right ankle resting on your left knee. Your right arm is placed on the floor out to the side. Keeping the right shoulder down, curl the left shoulder up to the right knee. Repeat with opposite limbs. Complete 32 reps on each side.
Begin in the plank position with your forearms and toes on the floor. Keep your torso straight and rigid and your body in a straight line from ears to toes with no sagging or bending. Your head is relaxed and you should be looking at the floor. Hold this position for 32 seconds, repeat 3 times.
From plank position, take your right hand, lift it from the floor and drive it into yourself (forward and back) like you're tapping the floor. Think about the elbow striking something behind you. Complete 32 reps on each side. Believe us, you will be exhausted.
Stand in a horse straddle, with your feet parallel in a wide squat position with your back flat. Take your arms and lift your elbows to shoulder height. Rotate left to right, right to left. Do this one till you’re working up a major sweat!
[Image via WENN.]
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