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Jennifer Lopez Reveals Exact Exercises For "A Better Me"

Here is exactly what she does to stay in shape. 

How does Jennifer Lopez keep her body looking so fit? She works out hard. In her latest Instagram video, the star, 52, reveals her exact workout. "#OnMyWay to a better me ✨ 💪 #WorkoutWednesday," Lopez captioned the video. The exercises she does are extremely simple, but also incredibly effective. Dan Bowen, NPTI, NASM, a personal trainer and owner of Philadelphia's Hit Fitness, breaks down her set. Read on to see the workout that keeps Jennifer Lopez 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!


Dumbbell Curl

Jennifer Lopez/Instagram

Lopez starts off her workout set by executing some simple dumbbell curls, an effective way to build biceps. When Lopez was featured on the May 2021 cover of InStyle's The Beauty Issue, she revealed that she has never felt more fit. "I'm in the best shape of my life,"


Bench Hip Up

Jennifer Lopez/Instagram

Next up? A bench hip-up. "This move works the core," Bowen explains. Lopez explained to InStyle that she has become more efficient with fitness. "In my 20s and 30s I used to work out but not like I do now," she tells the magazine. "It's not that I work out more; I just work out harder and smarter. And it doesn't take me as long as it did in the past. I do it more for my health than I do for looks, which is funny. When you do things for the right reasons, you actually look better!"


Cable Chest Fly

Jennifer Lopez/Instagram

The third exercise in J.Lo's set are cable chest flies. "These work the chest," explains Bowen. Another one of her stay-fit secrets? "Very rarely will I skip my workout," she told Us Weekly. "Sometimes, I work too late the night before, and I'm like, 'Ugh, I can't do this.' But I tell myself, 'Just do it. It's only an hour.' It's just talking yourself off the ledge of being a lazy bum."


Cable High Pulley Bicep Curl

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Next, Lopez picks her dumbbells back up for lateral raises. This is another exercise that works the biceps, Bowen says. Throughout the video, Lopez chugs water. "She drinks a minimum of seven glasses a day," Dodd Romero, one of her trainers, told US Weekly


Dumbbell Lateral Raise

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Bowen explains that her next exercise, dumbbell lateral raises, works the medial delts or middle delts. Another way that she makes sure not to waste a grueling workout? She eats healthy. "You got to work out, you got to watch what you eat," she told Us Weekly. "It's a job— you've got to buckle down." And here she is doing the whole routine:

Leah Groth
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