Shakira's amazing body secrets

16.08.2013 17:30

Steal her shape-up tips and get a bod as
amazing as Shakira's--even if you didn't
just pop out a baby!
Have a goal
Shakira's: Be camera-ready for The Voice
just about two months after welcoming
son Milan with her pro-soccer-player
boyfriend, Gerard Piqué, 26.
"After the delivery, you look like a shar-
pei!" the singer, 36, who spent a month at
home in Barcelona getting back in shape,
said.
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Shake it
"I did Zumba throughout my pregnancy,"
Shakira said. (We love the mental image.)
"That helped me not gain too much
weight." Post-baby, she did Zumba four to
five mornings a week and even trained
privately with its creator and CEO, Beto
Perez, for a week.
Push yourself
"Two minutes of ab work isn't enough,"
said the star, who focused on tightening
her stomach throughout her workouts.
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Fast
Rock what you got
"I'm quite proud of my rear," Shakira
said. To tone it, Kaiser had her hold a plié
and squeeze her glutes 30 times. And
cardio dance moves, Kaiser adds, helped
create "more well-rounded" legs than
she'd get only by running or on the
elliptical.
Eat
Shakira had eight small meals a day (200 -
250 calories each). Fiber filled her up;
protein, calcium, iron and fish oil built
muscle.
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Be positive
"I don't obsess over my flaws, because I
see my body as a whole," Shakira said.
"Besides, I think men appreciate
confidence more than perfection." Copy
that!
How to get Shakira's abs:
Cow Crunches
Start on all fours, back flat, knees under
hips, palms under shoulders. Inhale,
rounding back, imagining that you're
pulling your navel toward your spine (as
shown). Exhale as you return to start for
one rep. Do 30 quick reps.
Belly-Blasting Taps
Sit with knees bent, toes touching floor,
arms extended in front of you; lean back
until abs engage. Reach hands forward as
you bring toes 4 inches off floor (as
shown). Return to start for one rep. Do
15 reps.
Sit & Reach
Balance on a stability ball, toes out and
hands behind head. Lean right, extending
left arm overhead and reaching right
elbow toward right knee (as shown).
Return to start; repeat on opposite side
for one rep. Do 15 reps.
Standing Knee-Ups
Start with feet hip-width apart, right toe
out, arms extended overhead. Lift right
knee so thigh is parallel to floor as you
bring elbows to knee (as shown). Return
to start; repeat on opposite side for one
rep. Do three sets of 15 reps.