I Tried Halle Berry's Ab Workout, and Damn — Intense Is an Understatement
I'm a huge Halle Berry fan and have nominated myself to be the president of the Halle Berry Fitness Friday fan club. I love learning new exercises, ways of training, and what people like to do to stay healthy, which is why I love when Halle shares fitness posts on Instagram.
A while back, she shared an eight-move ab workout she has been doing to prepare for her next role, and my initial thoughts were: "Well, damn." I was expecting classic moves like toe touches and planks, but Halle took it to the next level.
Based off the moves alone, I knew it was going to be a killer workout, and I had to try it for myself. To no surprise, it was intense. If you're a beginner, I wouldn't recommend doing this workout as is. Instead, you should regress the movements and break them up for an equally challenging workout. Continue reading to see the moves performed by Halle and her trainer and how to modify each exercise.
Halle's Ab Workout
Halle didn't provide sets and reps, so I put my trainer hat on and did two rounds of the following. The only rest I took was transitioning between each exercise, but feel free to rest as needed.
- Up-down bear plank: 30 seconds
- Windshield wiper: 10 reps
- Bench hop: 30 reps
- Knee raise hold: 30 seconds
- Reverse up-down plank: 30 seconds
- Hanging L-sit: 30 seconds
- Alternating knee tuck: 20 reps (10 each side)
- Hanging bicycle: 20 reps