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Rihanna's Radical Ab Routine

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Rihanna Workout

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:

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How To Properly Utlize Sets And Reps In The Weight Room

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FitPerez reader Anthony is a little confused about properly utilizing sets and reps in his workout, so he wrote Dynamics of Motion for advice, asking:

Question for you - okay so I am doing weight exercises - but I am confused about sets and reps - if I am doing a fly should I do 12 flys or do I do as many as I can handle before passing out?

According to Dynamics Of Motion:

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Pick up a weight! Women, need not be afraid of resistance training – “bulking up” is a myth. Lifting weights will make you look more tone, lead to a decrease in body fat, and boost your metabolism. Plus the lean muscle you develop will burn extra calories 24/7. For best results, use a weight that challenges you, so that you are only able to complete between 8-15 repetitions per set.

- Personal Trainer Mike Donavanik, CSCS, CPT

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The Benefits Of Quicker Repetitions In The Weight Room

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As we've heard from other fitness experts, lifting weights with a combination of cardio is a great way to lose weight, while getting your body in better shape.

FitPerez reader Jodie wants to know if lifting weights at different speeds will yield different results and wrote our favorite boxer Alex Brenes for some help! She asked:

Hi Alex!

Love that you are a new contributor on FitPerez & I am happy to say that I am going to come down and try your class at DeLaBBc.

My question is - I am an average size 27 year old who frequently lifts weights at the gym. Should I lift weights as fast as possible? Or should I slow them down in certain parts of the lifting?

According to Alex:

Hey Jodie!

Thanks!

I can tell you fast reps with low weight will help you with definition and speed. Use heavier weights for strengthening and muscle gain. (Muscle is heavier than fat).

I hope to see you at DeLaBBC some time and keep your hands up…

Got more questions? Tweet Alex @ABrenesBoxing for more answers!

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