CorePower Yoga Moves That Will Score You Celebrity-Style Abs

CorePower Yoga Moves That Will Score You Celebrity-Style Abs
Women's Health

A-list celebrities are known for their incredible physiques. Celebs have muscles in places that, well, normal people are fairly certain their bodies were born without. 

But Women's Health December cover star, Kaley Cuoco, dished to the mag about how she got her bangin' bod, and it wasn't easy, she said. 

Cuoco, star of CBS's The Big Bang Theory, was refreshingly honest (especially for Hollywood) about her workouts and what she does to get those killer abs. 

"I tried spinning, I tried running, I tried yoga, I tried Pilates," she told WomensHealthMag.com. "I realized I don’t like running…I refuse to do it. I like spinning, so I try to mix that in. When I found hot yoga, I fell in love with it and was like, this is my thing."

CorePower Yoga is practiced in a heated room, with some class temperatures topping out at more than 100 degrees. Pair that with high-intensity flows, and you've got one calorie-blasting workout. 

PEOPLE Magazine's Gabrielle Olya tested out the class that Cuoco swears by—Yoga Sculpt. Olya documented the 60-minute sweat sesh, which combines cardio moves with weights.

To get a better look, check out this "Class In-Action" clip from CorePower Yoga's website:


Amy Opielowski, CorePower Yoga program manager, chatted with Women's Health in December and spilled the five moves that can give you Kaley Cuoco-abs. (Read the original article for more instruction on specific moves, as well as variations).

CRESCENT LUNGE ROW

CRESCENT LUNGE ROW

From one-legged downward dog, step raised foot forward into low lunge.

Grab hand-weights from the top of the yoga mat.

(a) Keeping the knee in-line above the ankle, pull the weights back toward the ribs.

(b) Lower the weights. 

REPS: 20

Release into downward dog, and repeat with opposite leg.

PUSHUP FALLING TRIANGLE

PUSHUP FALLING TRIANGLE

From downward dog, move into high-plank pose.

(a) Perform a pushup.

(b) From high-plank, extend the right leg under the body and toward the left arm. Tap toes with left hand. 

(c) Return to high-plank pose and repeat with the left leg. This is one rep. 

REPS: 4

WEIGHTED TABLETOP GLUTE PRESS

WEIGHTED TABLETOP GLUTE PRESS

From high-plank pose, lower knees to the floor. Place a hand-weight behind the right knee.

(a) Raise the right leg directly upward, toward the ceiling.

(b) Lower to complete one rep. 

REPS: 20

Repeat with left leg. 

SETS: 2

LOCUST VARIATION

LOCUST VARIATION

From glute press, lie on belly with legs extended. Bend arms out to the side, hands resting behind the ears.

(a) Raise arms and legs off the floor and hold briefly.

(b) Lower to complete one rep. 

REPS: 15

SETS: 2

EAGLE CRUNCH

EAGLE CRUNCH

Lying on back, intertwine arms by placing the left arm over the right. Bend knees and place the right leg over the left, locking the right foot behind the left calf.

(a) Perform a crunch.

(b) Lower to complete one rep. 

REPS: 20

Reverse intertwined arms and legs and repeat.

SETS: 2

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