Grammy’s Best New Artist, Dua Lipa, is not only known for her Adele worthy vocal abilities, she’s also known for having incredibly sculpted abs! With her fit physique, it’s no wonder the 23-year-old pop star is an ambassador for adidas’ limited-edition Statement Collection. So how does one of the busiest women in the music industry have time to work on washboard abs? Dua told Marie Claire about workouts that make her feel empowered, “I love doing something that’s really fast and quick, like a 15-minute HIIT session which I can do before I start my day. If I’ve got a really early call time I don’t want to be waking up hours before I need to, to go and do a workout. So a high-intensity workout, shower, breakfast, and I’m on my way.” To get sculpted abs like Dua, try this 15 minute high intensity interval training workout that includes some of her favorite exercises!
Perform as many reps as you can of each exercise for 40 seconds and then rest for 20 seconds before moving onto the next move.
Runner’s Lunge Mountain Climbers– Start in a runner’s lunge position with your left foot below your left shoulder and your right leg extended back. Your front foot always goes to the outside of your hands. Jump your left leg back as you bring your right leg forward. Continue switching your legs as you keep your gaze on the ground.
Russian Twists with Bicycle Legs– Sit on the ground and lean back so that you’re balancing on your tailbone with your legs lifted off the ground. Clasp your hands together in front of your chest. Twist your torso off your hips as you bring your left elbow to your right knee, extending your left leg straight out. Twist to the left to switch legs and continue to do as many twists as you can in 40 seconds.
Burpees– Start standing. Drop down to the ground in a squat position with your hands on the floor. Jump your legs back into a pushup position and quickly jump them back to your squat position. From here, jump up as high as you can as you raise your arms above your head. When your feet land back on the ground, drop right into your squat and repeat.
Jackknife Crunch– Lie down on your back with your arms extended above your head. Raise your arms and legs at the same time as you crunch up reaching for your toes. Lower back down and repeat.
Plank Jacks– Get into a forearm plank position with your legs together. Without changing the shape of your upper body, jump your legs out to shoulder width and then back together to complete one rep. Keep jumping your legs out and in while keeping your core tight.
Repeat this entire sequence two more times to complete the 15 minute workout.
Have you tried High Intensity Interval Training to reach your fitness goals?
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Photo: Dua Lipa via Instagram