We selected the best of the classic set of exercises, which our mothers were still engaged in.
Training of supermodels and stars of the 80-90s marked the heyday of fitness culture. Girls all over the world were in a hurry to try out the exercises that helped celebrities maintain their figure in perfect shape and look their best on the catwalk tracks. Cindy Crawford became one of the first supermodels to reveal the secret of her fitness routine. The most sought-after model of her time, she released a video recording with author’s sets of exercises, which still do not lose popularity today. Together with the founder of the TRIB3 fitness studio Igor Hajduk, they compiled a top list of the most favorite fitness exercises of the supermodel of the 90s.
1. Lunges backwards
We train: hips (more quadriceps)/buttocks.
Technique: stand in a different position – for example, right leg in front, body straight. Bending your knees, go down, slightly moving the pelvis back, but leave the weight on the leg in front. Return to the starting position through the front leg. Repeat with the other leg.
On the video: from 13:45
2. Plie squat
We train: adductor muscles of the thigh/buttocks.
Technique: Place your hips wider than your shoulders and turn outward. Bending your knees, lower yourself down to parallel with the floor. Return to the starting position, pushing the floor with your feet and keeping your back straight.
On the video: from 2:09
3. Moving the hip to the side while standing
We train: thighs/buttocks.
Technique: Stand up straight, feet together. Keeping a straight back and strong abs, pull your leg to the side without changing position. It can be performed with an elastic band around the ankles.
On the video: from 12:23
4. Hip retractions lying on the side
We train: thighs/buttocks.
Technique: starting position – on the side with straightened legs. Hold on to the floor with your upper hand. Keeping a straight line from the head to the feet, lift the upper leg to the ceiling and return back.
On the video: from 23:23
5. Push-ups with straight legs / with knees
We train: chest/back/arms.
Technique: stand at the point of the plank on straight arms, without sinking into the shoulder blades and keeping a straight line from the head to the feet or knees. Keep the elbows at an angle of 45 degrees to the body. Bend your elbows and gently drop down to the limit and return to the top a little more actively.
On the video: from 25:13
6. Alternate descent of straight legs lying on the back
We train: muscles of the bark.
Technique: starting position – lying on the floor, arms along the trunk, legs on the weight (you can bend at the knees). Keep three points of contact with the floor: the back of the head, the lower ribs and the pelvis. Alternately lower your legs to the floor and lift them back up – so that the pressing of the above-mentioned points of the body is not lost.
On the video: from 31:01
7. Boat with alternate stretching of arms and legs
We train: the back line of the body.
Technique: lie down on your stomach, stretch your legs and arms over your head. Immerse the pubic bone in the floor, leave the look on the floor. Lift your chest, right arm and left leg slightly off the floor, then change your arm and leg. Your task is to “float” above the floor, lengthen, and then climb up.
On the video: from 1 h . : 01