How Halle Berry stays in such incredible shape

Korin Miller
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From Harper's BAZAAR

You might assume that Halle Berry's incredible body is all down to good genes, but thanks to her Instagram account, we know just how much work also goes into sculpting those abs.

In her latest Fitness Friday video, Berry and her trainer Peter Lee Thomas demonstrated the ab exercises that she’s been doing to “accelerate muscular ab growth in preparation for my next film". Basically, it sounds like these core moves can help you get abs fast-and what's not to love about that?

It’s not just about looking sculpted, though. Halle points out on Instagram that “a strong core supports every other part of your body”. Plus, "if you're performing exercises correctly, you're always engaging your core-now, that's a win/win!"

Here's her abs circuit:


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1.Bear Crawl Bench Up And Downs

How to: Get on your hands and knees facing a couch or bench. Your hands should be directly under your shoulders, and knees are hovering off the floor, with weight in your toes. Then slowly and without twisting your hips, lift your left hand up and place it on the bench. Then do the same with your right. Return to your starting position, one hand at a time. That's one rep.

Photo credit: @halleberry

2. Lateral Hop With Bench

How to: Place your hands on a bench and stand with your legs together one one side. Then, jump both legs over the bench to the other side, and jump right back. That's one rep.


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3. Reverse Bear Crawl Bench Up And Downs

How to: Get on your hands and knees facing away from a couch or bench. Your hands should be directly under your shoulders, and knees are hovering off the floor, with weight in your toes. Then, keeping your arms straight, lift your right foot onto the bench, followed by your left. That's one rep.

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4. Hanging Oblique Crunch

How to: Start by hanging from a pullup bar. Bend your knees and lift them to the left side of your body. Return to start, then repeat on the right side. That's one rep.

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5. Hanging Leg Lift

How to: Start by hanging from a pull-up bar, with legs dangling. Slowly lift your legs up until they're parallel to the floor. Lower back to start. That's one rep.

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6. Hanging Knee Lift

How to: Start by hanging from a pull-up bar, with legs dangling. Bend your knees and lift them to your chest. Lower back to start. That's one rep.

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7. Hanging Windshield Wipers

How to: Start by hanging from a pull-up bar, with legs dangling. Using your core, lift your butt and legs into the air until your back is nearly parallel with the floor. Swing your legs to the left side of your body. Then, using your obliques, swing them to the right side. That's one rep.

These ab exercises are not easy to do, especially when you do them all in one ab workout. But try adding one or a few to your existing routine for some Halle-Berry-level results.

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