Want a Hot Mom Body? Try These Exercises from Barry’s Bootcamp Trainer Derek DeGrazio
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Some of the hottest bodies in Hollywood belong to women who have had kids.
Whether you’re a mom or not, try these moves created by celebrity trainer and owner of Barry’s Bootcamp Miami Beach and Midtown Miami Derek DeGrazio to tone up like some of the fittest celebrity mothers.
Drop It Like It’s Squat: Try this move to get a butt like Jennifer Lopez. “It’s simply one of the best exercises in the book,” DeGrazio tells PEOPLE. “You burn burn fat and calories. And you get a butt like JLo. Deal or deal?”
“Standing with your feet hip-width apart, inhale and slowly sit back toward your heels, keeping your back flat, chin up and shoulder blades back. Sit back until your legs are at a 90-degree angle (forming a chair), keeping your knees behind your toes. Then exhale, press through your heals back up to starting position. Repeat three times for 15 reps each set with medium-sized weights.”
Lunge Toward Lima Legs: This exercise will get you supermodel legs like Adriana Lima. “Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Inhale, and take a step forward with your left leg, keeping your knee behind your toes, with your leg at a 90-degree angle. Exhale, and push off your feet back to the starting position. Repeat with your right leg. Do three sets of 15 reps for each leg with medium-sized weights.”
Planks: Want abs like Gwen Stefani? “No Doubt you’ll see great results with your abs by adding a plank into the mix. You’ll get a toned belly for sure, but planks also help improve posture, balance and reduce lower back pain. To do a plank, push your body up with your elbows under your shoulders and wrists in line with your elbows. Keep your shoulders pulled back away from your ears, back flat, neutral spine and breathe in and out, contracting your abdominals. Do this for three sets of 60 seconds.”
Push-ups: This classic move will get you arms like Kelly Ripa’s. “You don’t have to be a talk-show host for people to talk about your arms. Do push-ups. It’s simple – they work. Start in push-up position on your hands and balls of your feet. Keep your hands under your shoulders, back flat with a neutral spine. Inhale, and lower your chest about an inch from the floor, keeping your elbows close to your body. Exhale, and press through your palms back to the starting position. Repeat three times for 15 reps each.”
Half Burpees for the Better Half: Get head-to-toning and achieve Kourtney Kardashian’s flawless “revenge body” physique by integrating this challenging move into your workouts. “One of the best revenges is looking good. One of the best exercises to look good? Burpees. Good thing your ex is gone because you only need you and you only for this move. Start in a standing position with your feet hip-width apart. Lower to the ground in a squat and reach your hands down in front of you. Place your palms on the ground, and jump your feet back into a high plank position. Lower your body to the ground, and then push back up into a high plank position. Then jump your legs back under your hips, and stand back to your feet. Repeat three times for 15 reps each.”