How Suki Waterhouse Got Her Toned Abs

03/30/2015 at 10:53 AM ET

Suki Waterhouse
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Suki Waterhouse is kicking butt in Insurgent, but even off-screen she’s a powerhouse!

The British model — who recently split from boyfriend Bradley Cooper after two years — works out with celeb trainer Dan Roberts five times a week when she’s in London.

“We do a mix of resistance training with heavy weights, lots of ab/core work and a fair amount of kickboxing,” says Roberts, creator of a the 21-day model-inspired workout Methodology X.

But would you believe Waterhouse’s favorite body parts to train are her abs, core and obliques?

“The ‘Bikini Shaper’ is a toning move that has worked well for Suki and other models I train,” says Roberts. “It works glutes, firms and tones obliques and strengthens core muscles,” he says. Here’s how to get a firm bikini body.

Bikini Shaper 1
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1. Lie on your side and stretch out, resting your head on your arm. Raise both legs in the air — this will “switch on” your core and obliques.

Bikini Shaper 2
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2. Slowly float up your top leg, and lower it (this should take 5 seconds).

3. Do 3 sets of 12 reps on each side.

But the key to flat abs is not toning alone. Waterhouse also relies on cardio to keep looking long and lean. “Kickboxing is our No. 1 go-to exercise,” says Roberts. “We do a lot of advanced combat and Muay Thai moves and we keep it real by doing actual sparring. The girl can really fight!”

—Stephanie Emma Pfeffer

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No thanks on

Stop trying to make Suki happen. She’s just another bimbo in a SEA of bimbos.

Harlow on

How she got her toned abs is a combination of the following:
a) she is young
b) she has not had any children
c) she is genetically blessed AND
d) she works out and doesn’t over eat
There you have it folks 😉

bill on

Just keep showing the tata’s and quit trying to convince people that you have something else to offer the world.

Jane on

Um, she’s a chain smoker. That’s why she’s thin. She needs to quit the cancer sticks

Guest on

She has a lovely dress.

Guest on

She’s a Supermodel??? Since when???

Muppet on

Supermodel my arse. She has the body of a 12 year old boy and has the face of a horse. I agree – quit trying to make suki (stupid name too) happen. Neigh!

Lollipop on

Thought she was backwards and had her face like the owls, omg so sorry but what simple are these models nowadays.

Dee on

She’s a model?????

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