A Gwen Stefani Abs Routine Inspired By the Hollaback Girl Herself

Before you ask, yes, it's B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

Whether you're a die-hard fan of No Doubt, prefer her solo music, or simply love her as a judge on The Voice, everyone can agree that Gwen Stefani is a legend. Also legendary is the so-called Hollaback girl's formidable abs — seriously, the singer must be working her core all the time.

If you're on the hunt for a core workout that will get you super-strong abs like hers, you aren't the only one. Here, Shape tapped Peloton instructor Rebecca Kennedy to put together a "Gwen Stefani abs" routine that will work every muscle of your core. Queuing up Stefani's discography before getting started is optional but highly recommended.

Gwen Stefani Abs Routine

How it works: Do each move for as many reps as possible (AMRAP) in the amount of time given. Rest for 20–30 seconds in between each move. Try repeating the circuit twice.

You'll need: a mat, a medicine ball, and a bench (optional)

Hollow Body Hold

A. Lie on the floor in a reverse table-top position (knees directly over hips, shins parallel to the floor), with lower back pressing into the floor. Hold a medicine ball with both hands directly over chest with arms outstretched.

B. Extend legs straight up toward the ceiling, then lower legs toward the floor. Stop when lower back starts to arch off the floor. Squeeze abs and hold.

Hold for 30 seconds.

Side Plank

A. Start in a forearm plank position with feet together and forearms crossed so that one is in front of the other, parallel to the front of the mat.

B. Rotate to a side plank on right elbow, extending left arm toward the ceiling. Hold for 4 seconds, keeping hips lifted. Rotate back down to forearm plank with forearms crossed.​

C. Without pausing in forearm plank position, rotate up to a side plank on left side, balancing on left elbow. Extend right arm toward the ceiling. Hold for 4 seconds, keeping hips lifted.

Continue alternating for 45 seconds.

Plank to Superman

A. Start in a high plank position with shoulders over wrists and core engaged. Slowly lower chest, taking 4 seconds to reach the floor.​

B. Rest body on the floor, then extend arms straight forward and legs straight back. Lift arms and legs as high off the floor as possible to come into superman position. Hold for 4 seconds.​

C. Place palms on the floor under shoulders and push back up to starting position.

Repeat for 45 seconds.

Kneeling Rotation

A. Kneel on the floor with toes pointed back behind body (shoelaces touching the ground). Place hands behind head with elbows pointing outward.

B. Hinge forward and send hips back over heels, keeping core tight and back straight. Squeeze glutes to come back to kneeling tall, lift chest, and exhale while rotating to the left.

C. Immediately lower chest again, then raise and twist to the right.

Repeat for 45 seconds, alternating the direction of the twist.

Dolphin Inchworm

A. Start in a forearm plank position with shoulders over elbows. Instead of clasping hands at center, point forearms and fingers straight forward with palms facedown.​

B. Slowly walk feet toward hands until hips are overhead (body forms an inverted "V" shape). Lift one leg straight up, lower it, then lift and lower other leg.

C. Walk feet back out into plank position to complete the rep.

Repeat for 45 seconds.

Kneeling Wood Chop

A. Kneel with left knee on the ground directly under left hip and right knee at a 90-degree angle directly in front of right hip. Tuck left toes under to tighten glute.​

B. Hold a medicine ball with both hands up next to left ear and inhale. In one swift motion, swing medicine ball across body, down to outside of right hip, and exhale. Keep core tight and continue breathing throughout the movement.

Repeat for 30 seconds on each side.

Forearm Windshield Wipers

A. Start in forearm plank with feet together.​ Rotate hips to right side, coming onto outside of right foot.

B. Without pausing, rotate hips to left side, coming onto outside of left foot. Keep core tight and glutes engaged for the entire movement.

Repeat for 30 seconds.

Russian Twist

A. Sit up tall on a bench with toes on the floor (beginner) or hovering off the ground (more advanced), holding a medicine ball in front of belly button.​

B. Rotate the medicine ball outside of left hip, keeping legs stationary. Quickly rotate over to right hip.

Continue alternating for 30 seconds.

Bicycle Twist

A. Lie on a bench with legs extended and lifted off the floor. Place hands behind ears with elbows pointing outward.

B. Pull right knee in so right toes are in line with left knee. Squeeze abs and rotate to pull left elbow toward right knee, aiming to touch elbow to knee.​

C. Switch legs so that left knee is pulled toward chest, then rotate to try to touch right elbow to left knee. Be sure to extend legs straight for each rep.

Continue alternating for 30 seconds.

Roll to Jump

A. Lie on a bench with arms outstretched overhead. Pull knees in toward chest to roll backward slightly.​

B. Quickly roll body forward to sit up, place feet on the floor, and come to standing position. Once feet have hit the ground, jump straight up with arms overhead.​

C. Keeping arms overhead, sit back onto bench, pull knees to chest, and roll onto upper back to start the next rep.

Continue for 30 seconds.

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