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Kelly Ripa in Two-Piece Workout Gear Flashes Abs Getting "Oscar Ready"

Here is everything you need to know about her workout – straight from her trainer. 

Kelly Ripa is getting ready for the Academy Awards by working her core. In a few new social media posts the talk show host shows off her washboard, rock hard abs in a black workout ensemble while getting her sweat on with Anna Kaiser, global fitness leader and creator of the popular fitness brand, Anna Kaiser Studios. "Oscar ready," she wrote about the photos. ​​"Live with Kelly & Mark" are hosting their annual "After the Oscars" episode on Monday, March 11 from Hollywood's Dolby Theater. Celebwell recently spoke to Kelly's trainer, who revealed details about her workout.


Power Push Ups

Kaiser, known for her dance-centric workouts that combine strength and interval training with fun movement, recently shared details about a recent workout. In it, Kelly does power push ups, according to Kaiser. "Try this new push-up challenge: Slowing down the lowering of the push up to two counts and then push up in one count, loading your upper body and then adding a quick burst of power," she suggests. "I am always adding new variations of exercises or different ways to execute exercises to keep Kelly challenged and getting stronger!"


Workouts Alternate Between Strength and Interval Training/Power

Kaiser mixes up Kelly's workouts every day "to alternate between strength and interval training/power," she tells Celebwell. "Both are important to build and maintain lean muscle, increase bone density, stabilize HRV, skin tone, increased circulation and cell turnover, as well as ample time for recovery. Our focus is strength. We use cardio and conditioning intervals to boost her strength workouts."



Dance is used in the workout to "train her brain," says Kaiser, citing a 10-year study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. It found that learning dance and new movements was the only method that increased cognitive function by up to 75 percent. A 2016 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine also discovered people who engaged in moderate-intensity dancing were 46 percent less likely to develop heart disease or die from it than non-dancers. In comparison, moderate-intensity walkers were just 25 percent less likely to suffer heart health issues.


Glute Work

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Glute work is also key, per Kaiser. Kelly "loves to work her booty so in addition to high impact moves like dance, jump, squats, step ups, box jumps," Kaiser tells us. "We also add glue isolations with extra weight and resistance bands."


High Alkaline Diet

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Kelly famously swears by a high-alkaline diet, a  low-acid meal plan is "responsible for [her] not being in pain," she tells People. "I actually eat much more on this cleanse than I do in my actual life, but it's what you eat and how you eat it," she said. She consumes no animal products. "I like to drink coffee. I occasionally will have fish. The alkaline diet is primarily a vegan diet, but I like cream in my coffee. I like to have a glass of wine. So I don't adhere to it strictly, but when I do a cleanse, it will be seven days, and then I go back to my normal life. But my normal life, like I said, is not that different than the alkaline cleanse."

Leah Groth
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