How YOU can get Jennifer Aniston’s toned arms and back: Trainer reveals she swears by balancing boxing with ‘pulling’ upper-body exercises – and always warms up with yoga moves
- Jennifer Aniston, 51, has a toned physique that is the envy of women everywhere
- Her trainer, Gloveworx founder Leyon Azubuike, revealed she works hard
- The US-based Friends star does 15 minutes of yoga before a cardio session
Jennifer Aniston has long boasted a fit and toned physique that is the envy of women everywhere.
And now her trainer Leyon Azubuike, founder of US boxing gym Gloveworx, has shared the exercises the actress, 51, does to keep her arms and back toned.
Speaking to Women’s Health, Azubuike explained the key is to warm up with yoga-based moves before moving onto a mix of ‘push and pull’ upper-body exercises and integrated core work.
Here, FEMAIL shares some of his tips…
Jennifer Aniston, 51, works hard in the gym, according to her trainer and Gloveworx founder Leyon Azubuike. Pictured on her way to workout in 2016
Instead of jumping straight into an intense workout, like most busy people might be tempted to, Jennifer always starts with 15 minutes of light mobility work.
Mr Azubuike revealed the actress will then use a foam roller before going on to do her cardio. Her go-to moves include yoga poses like cat cow, bird dog and downward-facing dog.
She then limbers up with a handful of moves to get the blood flowing. Favourites include:
While standing bring your right heel behind to touch the right glute. Bring it back down and repeat on the opposite side. Gradually speed up.
With hands extended out either side of your body jump your feet out and in for a quick warm up.
In absence of an actual rope this exercise involves having hands by your sides. Gradually make a circular motion with your arms while jumping forwards, backwards and side to side.
The actress, pictured at the SAG Awards in January, is a fan of boxing and yoga
Balances boxing with ‘pulling’ exercises like renegade rows
Mr Azubuike swears by putting push and pull workouts together to really get the most out of each session.
A ‘push’ exercise is something like boxing, while a ‘pull’ exercise can be in the form of a move like a renegade row. This allows opposing muscle groups to be worked on.
Jennifer has previously spoken of how much she enjoys boxing as an exercise.
‘There’s something about the mental aspect of boxing—the drills, your brain has to work, you’re not just sitting on a bike. It’s amazing,’ she said in a previous interview.
Planks in every variation to work the abs
Core strength is a key part of every workout for Jennifer, according to Mr Azubuike.
Planks and all its variations are a favourite for the star. She regularly moves between forearm plank, low plank, high plank and side plank.
‘Say it’s a Monday, we’re doing triceps. We might slow it down and work some triceps, and then we’ll put a core activity on the end of that,’ he said.
By focusing on the central muscles she not only tones her abs, but improves posture and form throughout the rest of her workout.
Jennifer’s trainer shared tips on how you can replicate the actresses arms and shoulders
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