To feature on the cover of Vogue magazine over 35 times and walk down the Victoria Secrets requires you to stay in incredible shape!
Many articles on the internet praise international supermodel Gigi Hadid for her hourglass figure.
Many have called her a ‘fitness freak’ or celebrated her genetics, and there is no doubt that a lot of hard work goes into maintaining a figure such as hers.
Whilst that may be the case, there are exercises we can use to target certain areas of your body associated with Gigi’s hourglass figure which, more importantly, will help you sculpt an impressive figure of your own.
The key is training smart and making the most of your time.
To create the illusion of a slimmer waist and an hourglass figure we will have to put a lot of attention on a couple of key areas.
The workouts below are a full-body blueprint to shed the extra pounds while putting extra emphasis on your shoulders, back and glutes to accentuate your physique.
Why This Workout Works
There are two types of lateral raises in this programme.
These will allow you to add shape to those shoulders and make your waist look smaller.
The cable variation will allow you to get more work out of the muscle in its most shortened range where most variations get too difficult as the load drops off slightly at the top.
To do this, lie down on a bench set in a cable stack, and grab each cable on the opposite hand.
Key tips for lateral raises are…
Depress the shoulders before starting, think about pulling your arms wide and not up and lead from the elbows.
The true booty builder! The key here is not to lift your torso, but drive your hips into the pad and let the upper body follow.
Imagine you’re trying to pull the top of your hips to your heels.
Strong lats create that taper to your upper body and makes your waist appear smaller.
Key tips here are to choose a handle that is shoulder-width for you, ignore your hands, initiate by pulling the shoulder blades down and then follow it by driving your elbows down in a straight line.
Here are two full-body workouts that can be alternated to help you get a body like Gigi Hadid:
How to Perform the Exercises
This guide is aimed at trainees with a good knowledge of the exercises and how to train safely and effectively.
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