An Exclusive Workout to Accentuate Curves and Sculpt Muscle, Straight From Rihanna's Trainer
Rihanna has been my crush since she released her debut album, Music of the Sun, in 2005. So, naturally, when I got the opportunity to do a one-on-one session with her trainer Dede Lagree at Form50 in New York, I felt that much closer to being best friends with the Bad Gal herself.
The Lagree Fitness Method is loved by celebrities like Meghan Markle, Ashley Graham, and Viola Davis. As someone who always works out — my favorite training modalities are weightlifting and sprinting — I can vouch that the Lagree Method is no joke. The infamous slow tempo of a megaformer class certainly challenges your balance and stability, causing your muscles to quiver hours after your workout is over.
In a recent interview for the British Vogue September issue, Rihanna said that she's ready to start working out again, with one caveat: she doesn't want to lose her butt, hips, and thighs. This at-home Lagree workout, using sliders to mimic the motion of the megaformer, will do the exact opposite, as it's all about strengthening the legs, booty, and abs to accentuate your curves.
Do one set of each exercise listed below, taking little rest as you transition between exercises. Take 90 seconds to two minutes of rest in between each round, completing a total of four rounds.
- Plank to pike: 12 reps
- Bear: 12 reps
- Elevator lunges: 12 reps each leg
- Side lunge: 12 reps
If you want a taste of what it's like to train like Rihanna, grab a towel or a pair of sliders, and get ready to build that cake, cake, cake, cake!