Ever wonder how Heidi Klum gets those long lean legs? Genetics aside, she still has to sculpt, tone, and define her gams to get ready for the red carpet. We convinced her trainer, David Kirsch, who also trains the likes of Kerry Washington and Faith Hill, to share a few exercises that each sexy star uses to build her wish-we-had-it bod.
These quick moves were specifically designed for the body parts that Kirsch's celebrity clients are famous for: Klum's legs and tush, Hill's arms, and Washington's abs. You can combine the moves into one blasting workout or choose one or two to do when you only have a few minutes. So what are you waiting for? Get to sweating, and you'll be ready to strut your legs in an up-to-there slit in no time (and then some!).
If you love these simple fat-blasting and toning moves, don't forget to check out Kirsch’s 5-minute videos on the new YouTube channel Look TV, a new fashion and beauty channel on YouTube in partnership with the creators of Project Runway.
Heidi Klum's Legs
Engage your abs, and stand with your legs shoulder-width apart. Lift your right leg from the knee and move your leg in a circular roundhouse (kick your leg in front of you, sweeping it from the left out to the right). Land out to the side, wider than you started, and immediately squat down. As you stand up, lift your right leg and kick out to the side, leading with your heel. (Each part of the move should flow smoothly into the next. There are no breaks in a sumo lunge!) Do 15 reps with each leg.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand, arms at your sides. Take a large step diagonally forward with your right foot, planting your foot at the 11 o'clock position. Sink down until your thighs form right angles while curling the dumbbells toward your upper arms. Stand up, lifting your right knee and bringing it in toward your chest as you lower your arms. Step your right leg back to an 8 o'clock position. As you sink down into the reverse lunge, complete another bicep curl. Repeat 15 times, then switch to the left leg.
Kerry Washington's Abs
Stability Ball Knee Tucks
Lie with on a stability ball with the fronts of your thighs or knees resting on the top and your hands on the floor and arms extended so you're in a plank position. Exhale and slowly bend your knees toward your chest, rolling the ball forward as your knees tuck under your torso and your hips lift toward the ceiling. Pause, then straighten your legs as you inhale and roll the ball back into plank position. Do 15 reps.
Faith Hill's Arms
Kneel on all fours with your knees under your hips and your hands under your chest. Extend your right arm and left leg, crawling forward, as Spiderman would crawl up a wall. Do an off-center push-up. Crawl forward with your left arm and right leg and perform another off-center push-up. Continue crawling and doing push-ups for 20 reps total.
Place your left foot on a bench, your left hand on your left knee. Hold a dumbbell in your right hand, palm facing in. Lean forward at the hips so your upper body is at a 45-degree angle to the floor. Bend your right elbow so your upper arm is parallel to the floor. Keeping your right elbow close to your waist and your upper arm still, lift your arm behind you until your entire arm is parallel to the floor and one end of the dumbbell points toward the floor. Slowly bend your arm to lower the weight. Switch to the left arm. Do 15 to 20 reps on each arm.
Heidi Klum's Tush
Grasp a medicine ball with both hands and extend your arms overhead. Squat, keeping your knees aligned with your toes and sticking your butt back as far as you can. Keep your core tight as you walk forward, pushing off through each heel. If you perform the move correctly, your butt and inner thighs will be on fire. Walk across the room in one direction, then reverse and walk backward. If your room is small, repeat crossing the room one time before moving on to 15 reps of jumping lunges.
Start with your feet wider than shoulder-width distance apart and turn your toes out. Keeping your weight in your heels and your knees turned out, squat down and then up. Do 15 to 20 reps.