Health and Fitness magazine is starting the New Year with a guide to how Nicole Scherzinger exercises to keep in such great shape, and specifically how she exercises her core to build a firm and flat stomach.
Nicole Scherzinger’s personal trainer is Dale Dymkoski. Dale is a leading personal fitness instructor in LA and has developed his own fitness and weight loss system called Changing Bodies Workout, which emphasises full body workouts for fitness and weight management, as well as teaching the importance of diet and lifestyle (photo by Joel Telling).
Russian Twists – these are a great core exercise. Sit on the floor with your knees bent and lean back a little. Hold your arms out in front and then twist your upper body from side to side. Keep your back straight and your legs stable.
- Leg Raises – a classic hip flexor / lower abs workout. Simple lay on your back and raise your legs up to a vertical position then lower again. Do not touch the floor with your heels. You can add resistance with ankle weights or by holding a medicine ball between your feet.
- Bicycle Ab Crunches – These are possibly the best core workout for the abdominal muscles. Rather than just do a standard crunch, you start in a position similar to the Russian twists, then bring one knee towards yourself while twisting the opposite elbow to meet it, and alternate side.
- Back Extensions – Lie on your belly with hands resting by your temples. While looking forward raise your torso, hold briefly, then lower.
In addition to these core exercises you also should perform some more general weight training exercises such as squats, lunges, shoulder press and rows. This helps to keep muscles well toned which increases metabolism, burns more fat and gives a curvy and healthy figure.
Nicole also has to perform intensive cardio workouts to increase fitness to help cope with the high energy dance routines and many stage performances that the Pussycat Dolls do.