- Lorde took her sculpted abs to the Met Gala on Monday, and wow.
- The “Royals” singer hit the red carpet in a look created by Bode, featuring a white jacket with beaded embroidery and a matching floor-length skirt with a short train. She accessorized the look with an intricate headpiece and, ya know, tight abs.
- Lorde’s trainer takes her through a series of circuits to help her get toned.
Lorde took her sculpted abs to the Met Gala on Monday night, and wow.
The 24-year old “Royals” singer hit the red carpet in a two-piece look created by Bode, featuring a white jacket with beaded embroidery and a matching floor-length skirt with a short train.She accessorized the look with an intricate headpiece and, ya know, tight abs.
Lorde explained to Keke Palmer on the red carpet she worked with “repurposed antiques” from Bode to create her look.
This is hardly the first time Lorde put those impressive abs on display: She also bared them in a pastel yellow crop top during a performance for Good Morning America in late August.
How does she get such a strong core? Trainer Allison Kimmel, who worked with Lorde while she recorded her album Melodrama, and during her European tour, recently spilled the deets to Women’s Health.
“Lorde’s concert tour was a total whirlwind,” Kimmel said. “We didn’t always have the perfect schedule for training. If we had 30 minutes between things to squeeze in a workout or a stretch, we made it work. Other times, we had over an hour and could extend her warm up or add some extra cardio sets.”
In general, Kimmel said, they aimed to work out for an hour, four to five days a week.
So…how did she spend her time exercising? Kimmel said they usually started with a 15-minute job or other cardio, followed by “an up-tempo yoga-inspired warm-up.”
“After that, we would get into our main sets, which were comprised of traditional strength exercises, combined with barre and Pilates,” she said.
Kimmel usually worked Lorde through a series of circuits to help her get toned. Here’s just one example:
- Long jump burpees: “Take a big two-foot jump forward, put your hands on the floor for a burpee. Turn around and go again,” Kimmel said.
- Kneeling single-arm overhead press: 10 reps each side
- Forearm plank for 45 seconds
- Get-ups: Starting on your knees, step up into a squat, then back down to your knees. “Stay low,” Kimmel said.
- Reverse crunches: 20 reps
- Single leg bridges: 10 reps each side
- Slow Pilates roll-ups: 12 reps
Also in the mix: side lunges with curtsy squats, side planks with an elevated top leg, dead lifts, tricep extensions, high knees in a plank, and speed skaters.
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