Here’s Exactly How To Do Jessica Alba’s Full Body Workout

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Celebrities have access to some of the best personal trainers in the world. So when they leak the details of one of their workouts, fellow exercise fans know it’s time to take notice. This week, Jessica Alba took to Instagram to share how she’s been sweating lately. Not only did she share snippets from a recent workout, but she also described exactly how to do a full-body workout thanks to her trainer, global fitness expert and celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza, and you’re going to want to give it a try. for yourself as soon as possible.

Jessica Alba shared her full-body workout routine on Instagram

The Instagram video begins with Alba, who is wearing a matching red workout ensemble, slipping into a pair of spin shoes. She hops on a stationary bike for a 30-minute cardio warm-up with SoulCycle instructor Claire Jones, according to her caption. Next, she uses a TRX Suspension Trainer for standing rows, relying on body weight for resistance. It’s “a great exercise for the back” because the TRX “recruits stabilizing muscles, because it’s a suspension tool,” says Braganza, who has worked with Alba on and off since 1999. Form.

Then it’s on the bench for the Bulgarian split squats with a small jump on both legs. Although the lower body movement is already difficult to pull off, the jump ups the ante. “By adding a plyometric jump to the Bulgarian split squat, you train power in the legs,” says Braganza. After that, Alba does chest presses with a barbell followed by crunches with gliders under her feet to really activate the core (hello, stability training!). “By using gliders, you engage your abs more when you’re in the plank because you have to maintain a connection with them throughout the movement,” the celebrity trainer explains, adding that gliders are also fun to use.

To conclude, Alba takes the time to do some stretching, showing off her serious flexibility by doing a twisting, wide forward bend with her head almost touching her mat on the floor. The actress and entrepreneur even strikes a plow yoga pose, making it easy for the move that requires bending your torso and feet overhead while your shoulders stay on the floor.

Alba uses exercise to improve not only her physical health but also her mental health, according to Braganza. She trains “to relieve the stress of her working day and to avoid osteoporosis thanks to her weight training”, explains Braganza. ICYDK: Osteoporosis weakens the bones, making them more susceptible to fractures, according to the Mayo Clinic. Women are at greater risk of osteoporosis as they age, but weight-bearing exercises and movements that promote balance and good posture help reduce the risk.

The entire workout video is set to Beyoncé’s new song, “BREAK MY SOUL,” and Alba shared details about every move she demonstrates in the clips in the caption of her post. “Sharing some #mondaymotivation ??????? I’ve been working with my girlfriend @ramonabraganza to try and get my ish back – it’s not easy, but we do it!” she wrote, inviting subscribers to try the circuit for themselves. See exactly how to do Coach Alba’s celebrity-approved workout below.

Jessica Alba’s Complete Workout Circuit

How it works: Do a set of exercises below for suggested reps. Pause, then repeat the circuit two more times.

What you will need: A TRX Suspension Trainer, bar, bench and sliders

TRX lines

A. Stand with your feet hip-width apart in front of a TRX Suspension Trainer, holding a handle in each hand, palms facing each other. Roll shoulders down and back, then shift weight to heels and lean back until arms are fully extended, hands in line with chest.

B Keeping core engaged, shoulders locked in place and body in a straight line, bend elbows to slowly pull chest up to meet hand grips.

VS Slowly extend the elbows and lower body back to the starting position.

Do 15 reps.

Bulgarian Split Squat

A. Stand in front of a bench with your feet slightly wider than hip-width. Take a step forward, then place the right foot on the bench behind the body, with the instep resting on the surface.

B On an inhale, sit on the hips and bend the left knee to lower until both knees are at a 90 degree angle, keeping the chest up and preventing the back from sagging. round. (Optional: At the bottom of the squat, hinge the hips to touch the floor.)

VS On an exhale, press down on the left foot to straighten the leg and return to a standing position. (Optional: add a small jump at the top of the player.)

Do 15 repetitions on each leg. Switch sides; repeat.

Chest press at the bar

A. Lie face up on a bench with your shoulders in line with the barbell. Place your hands shoulder-width apart on the bar, palms facing your body, and feet flat on the floor.

B Straighten the arms to unscrew the bar. Pass the bar above the chest without letting it drift forward or backward to begin with.

VS Slowly lower the bar and gently tap your lower chest, bringing your elbows past the bench. (Don’t let the bar bounce off the body.)

D. Exhale and straighten your arms back to the starting position.

Do 10 reps.

Abs crunch with skates

A. Start in a tabletop position on the floor with your hands stacked directly under your shoulders, your knees bent and stacked directly under your hips, your feet hip-width apart, and your skates under your toes. Lift both knees off the ground and straighten the legs to come into a high plank position on the palms, squeezing the glutes together and engaging the core. This is the starting position.

B Keeping the core engaged, pull both knees toward the chest, then push the feet out to the side, down, and toward the chest as if drawing a circle with the toes. He is a representative.

Do 5 reps. Change direction; repeat.

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