When Britney Spears posed for the cover of Shape magazine, her toned abs and killer curves made headlines. Her white bikini on the cover accentuated her amazing new physique - but it left us wondering how the Princess of Pop got that body after having two children! How did the 31-year-old singer do it?
Britney Spears' workout plan comes from her personal trainer Tony Martinez, whose client roster reads as an RSVP list for a star-studded red carpet event. Martinez has worked with Pink, Janet Jackson, The Jonas Brothers, and many more.
Now, Martinez is revealing the top trick to molding the most famous muscles in the world.
"I do compound movements .... two exercises at the same time," the celebrity trainer and nutritionist told ABC News. The movements in his "hardcore" routine that he does with Britney Spears includes a mix of moves from sports like football and basketball, and treadmill exercises and ab workouts.
ABC News' Abbie Boudreau got a private workout with Tony Martinez to go through the motions of the ultimate celebrity workout. Martinez said that he jokes with his celebrity clientele to keep them motivated. "I just want to make it fun... like, 'a little kid could be doing this,' you know?"
Britney Spears' workout trainer says that to get her body, you just need to follow the four B's (for Britney, we assume):
1. Basketball jump shot against the wall 20 times
2. Backward interval walking on a treadmill at 2 mph for 1 minute, then walk forward for 1 min
3. Balance on one leg, then with one arm doing medicine ball slams
4. Bicycle and rotate on the floor mat 20 times (to get Spears' abs, of course)
Each of these moves is 20 seconds long with a 10-second rest in between. Britney Spears' workout trainer says that for optimum results, do 3-4 sets of each exercise. Tony Martinez' product line, TravelFit, includes CoreDiscs which he incorporates into these workouts.
1. CoreDisc side lunge while dribbling basketball, then jump shot
For inner thighs and core - the jump shot works the legs. This is reportedly one of Britney Spears' favorite movements.
2. CoreDisc lateral slide with football toss
Works the core, legs, chest and shoulders.
3. Softball swing squat
Works the legs and core.
4. Band push-pull (lateral row)
Works the back and is cardio.
Works on chest, core and balance.
6. CoreDisc circles left/right and alternate front raise
This one works on core, shoulders and triceps.