Try This Gwen Stefani-Inspired Abs Routine

Try This Gwen Stefani-Inspired Abs Routine

Gwen Stefani is an icon known for her infectious music, incredible style, and, of course, her enviable abs. If you’ve ever wondered how she maintains her toned core, you’re in luck. Rebecca Kennedy created a “Gwen Stefani abs” routine that will help you sculpt strong and defined abs, just like the superstar herself.

Get ready to channel your inner Hollaback Girl and rock your core workout a few times a week when working out at Fitness 19.

Before we dive into the routine, crank up Gwen Stefani’s music to set the mood. It’s time to sweat it out and feel the rhythm of her hits pulsating through your veins.

Gwen Stefani Abs Routine

This routine consists of a series of exercises designed to target every muscle in your core. Perform each move for as many reps as possible within the given time frame. Take a 20–30 second rest between exercises and consider repeating the circuit twice for an extra challenge. All you need is a mat, a medicine ball, and a bench (optional).

Hollow Body Hold

  • Lie on the floor in a reverse table-top position, with knees directly over hips and shins parallel to the floor. Hold a medicine ball with both hands directly over your chest, arms outstretched.
  • Extend your legs straight up toward the ceiling, then lower them toward the floor, stopping when your lower back starts to arch off the floor. Squeeze your abs and hold the position.
  • Aim to hold for 30 seconds.

Side Plank

  • Start in a forearm plank position with feet together and forearms crossed, one in front of the other, parallel to the mat.
  • Rotate to a side plank on your right elbow, extending your left arm toward the ceiling. Hold for 4 seconds, keeping your hips lifted. Rotate back down to forearm plank.
  • Without pausing, rotate up to a side plank on your left side, balancing on your left elbow and extending your right arm toward the ceiling. Hold for 4 seconds, keeping your hips lifted.
  • Continue alternating for 45 seconds.

Plank to Superman

  • Begin in a high plank position with shoulders over wrists and engage your core. Slowly lower your chest to the floor, taking 4 seconds to reach it.
  • Rest your body on the floor, then extend your arms straight forward and your legs straight back. Lift your arms and legs as high off the floor as possible, coming into a Superman position. Hold for 4 seconds.
  • Place your palms on the floor under your shoulders and push back up to the starting position.
  • Repeat for 45 seconds.

Kneeling Rotation

  • Kneel on the floor with your toes pointed back behind your body, keeping your shoelaces touching the ground. Place your hands behind your head with elbows pointing outward.
  • Hinge forward, sending your hips back over your heels, while keeping your core tight and back straight. Squeeze your glutes to come back to a kneeling tall position, lift your chest, and exhale while rotating to the left.
  • Immediately lower your chest again, then raise and twist to the right.
  • Repeat for 45 seconds, alternating the direction of the twist.

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