Popular singer Shakira is known for her fabulous abs but that flattering figure does not happen without a lot of hard work on her part. Under the guidance of trainer Tracy Anderson, Shakirs works out six days every week. Each session includes an hour of strength training. Another 40 minutes per day is spent doing cardio dance and new routines are worked in every 10 days.
Her stage routines incorporate belling dancing moves and this also helps her keep her tummy flat and her abdominal muscles strong. Most people are interested in the celebrity diets and celebrity workouts used by the stars in role preparation. Belly dancing is just one way the stars stay fit and Bellyqueen’s Kaeshi Chai has some advice for anyone interested in getting started.
According to Chai, the foundation moves like circles, shimmies, figure eights and slides are all good for strengthening the abdominal muscles. These moves incorporate the torso muscles, including the obliques and muscles in the back, stomach and sides.
Anyone can squeeze the core muscles throughout the day while standing in line at the store, sitting at a desk or watching TV. Hold the contraction for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times.
She also suggests vigorous cross training with pilates and yoga moves added to increase core strength and flexibility. Meditation will train anyone to breathe properly while working out.
There is no special equipment needed for belly dancing and it does not require a lot of space.
Shakira does not get her great figure by working out alone. A nutritious diet of vegetables, fruits and lean proteins is crucial. Eating many small meals instead of three big ones will keep the metabolic rate elevated throughout the day.
Items included in Shakira’s diet
Things to Avoid
Alcoholic beverages and anything with caffeine and one should also avoids Sugar,Smoking and Junk food
always make sure to get plenty of sleep.
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