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Camila Cabello in Bathing Suit Says Hi From Hot Tub

Here's how she stays fit.

If you want Camila Cabello's abs, you are going to have to work for them. In some new Insatgram posts, she showed that she's done the Tough Mudder endurance challenge with friends. How does she stay so fit? Earlier this month, she shared by the star and her trainer, Jenna Willis, the Señorita singer crushed her outdoor ab workout like a pro. "5 Min upper body & #AbFinisher for all of you to try that @camila_cabello is crushing," Willis wrote over the video. What are the three simple moves responsible for her toned midsection? Read on to see the three ab exercises Camila Cabello does to stay in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


Camila Knows Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork

Cabello conquered the Tough Mudder challenge with the help of her friends. "Every Tough Mudder course features the most innovative obstacles in the industry, they are designed to push participants out of their comfort zone and to challenge their physical strength and mental grit. With obstacles that simply cannot be conquered without teamwork, Tough Mudder isn't about how fast you can get around the course, rather how many people you can help along the way," says the brand.


Up Down Plank Jacks

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The first exercise Camila demonstrates? Up down plank jacks, an exercise inspired by both planks and jumping jacks. Willis suggests doing the move for 40 seconds, taking a 20 second break, and then repeating. "This one is no joke," Willis says. "Girly pop." 


Plank Reach Foot Tap

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Exercise number two? Plank reach foot tape. "Yes, reach all the way up and back, beautiful," Willis tells Cabello. "The more you reach, the more you feel." 


Plank Saw

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The last ab exercise in the set that Cabello completes is the plank saw. Again, 40 seconds of the exercise, followed by a 20 second rest, and then repeat. "Saw it out baby," Willis encourages her. 


Most of Camila's Workouts Can Be Done Anywhere

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In a recent interview with Shape, Willis revealed that the workouts she develops for her star client require hardly any equipment and can be done anywhere. "Naturally, Camila is always on the go so we've tailored our workouts to fit that busy lifestyle," she said. "This means a lot of our workouts include minimal equipment that focus on strength, HIIT, and balance (including complex movements that target the whole body)."


Camila Makes Exercise Fun

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Camila has fun with exercise. "We end up getting in an added ab workout because of how much we end up laughing," Willis told Shape about their workouts. "Somehow she manages to keep me on my toes and turn every cardio move into an incredible-looking dance move." There are two ways that exercise burns fat. The first is the obvious one: as you sweat your way through a workout, your body uses an elevated number of calories to power you along. Those calories are derived first from the glycogen stored in your muscles and then, as that becomes depleted, from the fat stored in your belly and elsewhere. And an abs workout simply isn't an efficient way to burn calories. Three sets of thirty sit-ups may be awkward, painful, and annoying, but calorie-burning? Not so much. But the second and more significant way in which exercise helps lead to a lean body is by increasing the amount of muscle in your body.

Leah Groth
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