It takes much more than a pretty face to land gigs with Versace and Victoria’s Secret - just ask Gigi Hadid, who has graced everything from runways to magazine covers and ad campaigns, all in the last five years. Besides her undeniable beauty, another reason for her success is her incredible body - that she has to work hard to achieve, mind you. And while we already know that boxing can whip your body into shape quick fast, we’re now extra inspired to add it into our exercise routine after reading an interview in Vogue US with Gigi’s trainer, Rob Piela of Gotham Gym in New York, who spilled the beans on how boxing is behind the model’s killer abs.
Here’s Piela’s exercise routine for Gigi Hadid:
To get your blood pumping and your muscles warm, start with 10 minutes of boxing.
Next, lie on your back, and do 40 sit-ups.
Box it out
Get your heart racing with another 10 minutes of boxing.
Lie on your back once again, and do 40 bicycle crunches by holding your hands behind your head, and twisting your body so that your left elbow touches your right knee, and vice versa.
Sweat some more
Go another round of boxing for 10 minutes.
Hold the pose
Get back on the floor and hold a plank to target your core muscles, and hold the position for 60 seconds.
Finish off strong
Lie flat on your back with your legs extended all the way out, and raise each one until they reach 45 degrees from the ground. When one leg reaches this angle, lower it back down and at the same time raise the other leg. Do this for four sets of 25 leg raises per leg.
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Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and previously in SHOP Til You Drop and Cosmopolitan.