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This ModelFIT Workout Will Get You Long And Lean All Over—& It’s Low-Impact (Video)

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ModelFIT WorkoutModelFIT happens to be a fav workout among Victoria’s Secret models, but the name actually stands for “model of fitness.” The founder of modelFIT, Vanessa Packer, created a workout that focuses on training small muscle groups with slow, mindful movement to create a strong and elongated body. ModelFIT recommends light hand and/or ankle weights if you want to intensify an exercise. For a toned, long and lean body, do these 5 modelFIT moves.

Modified Push Ups-Start in a push up position with your shoulders over your wrists and your feet hip distance apart. Transfer your weight to your right hand as you pull your left hand off the ground bending your elbow at 90 degrees. Twist your torso slightly to the left to activate your core. Place your left hand back down and repeat on the right side. Do 2 sets of 10 on each side.


Knee Crossover Hydrant Kicks- Get down on all fours with your hips directly over your knees and your shoulders over your wrists. Place your left forearm down on the ground as you lift your right knee up to your side for your hydrant position. Turn out your right hip to get your knee at hip height with your shin parallel to the ground. Straighten your right leg as you kick out to the side without dropping your knee. Bend your leg back to the hydrant position, turn your hip in to a parallel position with your knee facing down. Cross the knee behind you, trying to touch your right knee to your left calf. That is one rep. Do 20 on each side.

Inner Thigh Side Stretch- Stand up with your legs together and your arms out to your sides at shoulder height. Step out wide with your right foot as you bring your arms up over your head. Bend into your right leg as you lean over to your left side. Bring your arms down as you return to standing with both feet together. Repeat on the other side. Do 10 on each side.

Ab Crossovers- lie down with your feet slightly wider than hip distance apart and flex your feet so that just your heels are on the ground. Place your hands behind your head as you curl your head neck and shoulders off the floor. Use your abs to crunch up and reach your left arm out past your right knee. Slowly and with control, bring your left hand back behind your head. Repeat with your right arm to your left knee. Do 2 sets of 10 on each side.

Kneeling Side Kick w/Thread the Needle- Kneel on your left knee with your left forearm down on the ground. Your left foot will be at a slight diagonal away from your left knee. Lift your right leg up as high as you can in parallel and your right arm straight up to the sky. Kick your leg forward towards your nose keeping it straight. Bring your leg back to the starting position. Hold it up as you wrap your right arm around your rib cage and slightly twist your torso to the left pulling up and in with your left oblique. Unwrap your arm and return to your start position to complete one rep. Do 2 sets of 10 on each side.

While modelFIT workouts have been known to get models into runway shape, the workouts are designed for people of all shapes and fitness levels. They even have their own modelFIT app for people who can’t visit their Los Angeles or New York studio for a class. Have you ever tried a modelFIT workout before?

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Crystal Chin

Fitness Editor at Peaceful Dumpling
Crystal is a professional dancer, writer and certified Pilates instructor based in Los Angeles. She inspires people to dance their true colors in life, never compromising their own self worth for any person, job or societal standard. She teaches her students about mindful movement and healthy living. When not writing, teaching, or dancing, she is learning all the beautiful life lessons her two dogs teach her just by their existence--forgiveness, being present and how to be unapologetically herself. Check out Crystal's blog at www.crystalannchin.com and follow her on Instagram crystalannchin, Twitter @CrystalAnnChin and Facebook.
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