Get a body like Madonna

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Even Madonna, who has access to the best in diet and fitness world, has to work out to keep her body chiseled. We got our hands on a few of the moves she does to keep a fit bod — and, amazingly, they’re totally doable.

Tricep Lateral Shave – This move gets rid of back fat and bulge over the sides of a tank top or bra.

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With feet hip-width apart, bend your knees and lower to a flat back with stomach engaged. Grip towel lengthwise behind the back. With palms down, raise the towel away from your butt about four inches. Your triceps should be fired, shoulders rolled back, neck long. This is starting position. Your arms will be moving laterally, continually keeping tension between the towel. Reach the towel to the left while transferring weight to the left. Then reach the towel to the right, transferring the weight to the right leg (bottom). Reach the towel to the left again, and pulse in this position two times. This equals one rep. Repeat on the other side. You want to feel the resistance and the burn through out the entire exercise. Repeat 16 times.

Kick Out With Towel Between Feet – Works lower abs and inner thighs.

“Madonna and I do this move and a version of the Kick Out almost every other day,” Winhoffer says.  This move is perfect as it requires the whole body to be involved.”

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Sit on ground and place your towel between the inner soles of your feet, keeping knees bent. Lift feet off ground and place hands behind you for support (top). Extend your feet straight out in front of you, squeezing your inner thighs to keep the towel from falling. As you extend, you will slightly bend arms behind you (bottom). Draw feet back in to starting position. This is one rep. Repeat 32 times.

Turned-Out Towel Runs – Works lower abs, obliques, inner thighs, butt and hips

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Fold two hand towels into perfect squares and step balls of feet firmly on top (one on each square). Squat down and place hands in front of you, shoulder-width apart, with weight equally distributed between hands and feet. Draw the right leg straight back, turning the knee out to the corner of the room. Switch legs in a fast pace. This is one rep. Do three sets of 15 reps, resting for eight counts between each set.
Focus on: Keeping abs tight throughout — it’ll get you the max results and protect your back from strain.

Single Leg Knee Pull In – Works low abs, hips and butt
On a slippery hard-wood or tile floor, place the ball of your left foot on top of a neatly folded towel. Crouch down and place hands firmly on floor. Cross the right leg behind the left and transfer weight evenly between upper body and left leg. Shoot the left leg back so it’s extended straight and body is in a plank position (top). Draw the knee back in to beginning position (bottom). This is one rep. Your glutes, thighs and abs should be tightened and engaged the entire time. Do 24 reps with one leg and then repeat with the other.
These moves are all part of Winhoffer’s “Addicted to Sweat” four-part DVD series, co-created by Madonna. $30, www.addictedtosweatdvd.com

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What she listens to when she works out
“Music is key to our workouts. When I’m creating a new program, the music is what drives and inspires the creativity to make new movement. We listen to a wide range of music: R+B, Rap, Techno, Electro, Remix playlists by Offer Nissim and DJ Misha Skye…anything that has a great bass and beat.”

How Madonna fuels herself
“Madonna and I share the same views on food and nutrition. Food is fuel and should be eaten to give the body energy. I often find new drinks and supplements to enhance energy levels for our workouts. Supplements like ginseng extract, b-12 infused drinks, guarana gummie bears made by Loud Truck Gummies and Outburst Energy Bites which are vitamin- and taurine- infused chocolate candies. We take them only when we need a natural pick me up.  We try to stick to natural supplements to boost our energy.”

One secret to her amazing skin: Water!
“Because we are advocates for sweating, replacing our bodies with fluids and electrolytes is crucial post-workout.  Drinking lots of water is essential for hydration, muscle support, skin tone and joint mobility.”



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