Get Kelly Rowland’s killer abs with this 5 minute workout

Photo credit: Kelly Rowland/Facebook
Photo credit: Kelly Rowland/Facebook

Kelly Rowland inspires #fitgoals everywhere.

It’s crunch time – summer is fast approaching. For most of us, that means sniffing out the next big fad diet, stalking celebrity Instagram for “thick fit” inspiration and training dirty. Chances are you’re juggling a 9-5, school, or both and feeling the pressure to achieve those killer abs that have faded since fall. Fortunately for you, Rowland and her longtime trainer Jeanette Jenkins, have put together one boss 5 minute workout to assist you with your fitness goals.

As fans know far too well, the Destiny’s Child alum has some epic snap back. In November 2014, the 35-year-old singer and her producer husband Tim Witherspoon welcomed a bouncing boy, Titan, weighing in at 7.5 lbs.

Since then, the “Chasing Destiny” creator has been working hard to reach her pre-baby body goals. Recently, Rowland and Jenkins linked up with People, where they revealed an easy 5-minute, 10 move exercise routine to help you squeeze in a quick fitness session and get out the door.

1. Cross-torso repeater knee
“You’re going to keep your right leg out to the side, turned open,” said Jenkins. “Open those arms nice and long, and pull your knee up towards your chest. Squeeze your abs in tight.” Do 25 reps on each side.”

2. Long arm, long leg
“Pull that leg open, reach your arm up into the sky,” Jenkins continued. “You’re working your obliques and the whole outer thigh. Lift that leg up and squeeze your abs in tight, using your obliques when you lift that leg.”

3. High knees Do 15 reps on each side.
“High knees are awesome to help you target the low belly and to boost your metabolic rate,” explained Jenkins. Hold for 15 seconds.

4. Stationary lunge with rotation
This move requires that you lock your legs in place as you rotate through the torso. Do at least 15 reps on each side.

5. Oblique crunch
“Take that left leg out to the side, left arm up to the sky, stomach tight, elbow to knee – pull it up,” said Jenkins. Not challenging enough? Take this move up a notch by reaching your other arm out to the side. Do 25 reps on each side.

Photo credit: @kellyrowland/Instagram
Photo credit: @kellyrowland/Instagram

6. Arabesque
According to Rowland she loves this ballet-inspired move. “This is probably one of my favorites. It makes me feel pretty!” To do the arabesque, extend one leg back and pulse it up and down while holding one arm out and the other up to the sky. While it’s a small movement, it will seriously tone your torso and buttocks.

7. Balancing stick
“To add a little more toning to the buttocks, we’re going to add a balancing stick,” said Jenkins. “You bend your balancing leg, reach through your arms and legs and focus on a spot. Flex your back foot, push energy through the heel.” Hold for at least 15 seconds.

8. Plank up downs with core rotation
Begin in a plank, and then go down onto your right forearm, then left forearm, and pop back up to plank. Then, bring your right knee to your left elbow, your left knee to your right elbow, and repeat for 10 reps on each side.

9. Forearm pike up
Begin in a forearm plank. “Now, lift the hips up toward the sky, and then bring it back down,” said Jenkins. “Lift up and squeeze that core and bring it back down.”

10. Bicycles
“This is my favorite,” said Rowland. “She’ll tell me 25 and I’ll – like a crazy person – say ’50!’ ” Complete a bicycle crunch by rolling back and placing your hands behind your head. Then, lift your shoulders up off the mat, while bringing your knees up – at the same time, bring your elbow to your opposite knee while clinching your stomach muscles. Go for 25 reps on each side.

Give it a try and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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