Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll known mononymously as Shakira, is a Colombian singer-songwriter who emerged in the music scene of Colombia and Latin America in the early 1990s. She has won two Grammy Awards,eight Latin Grammy Awards,twelve Billboard Latin Music Awards and has been Golden Globe-nominated.She is also the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, and the second most successful female Latin singer behind Gloria Estefan, having sold over 70 million albums worldwide. Her U.S. album sales stand at 9.9 million.

   The first thing I think about when someone says “Shakira” is a toned body with     great curves and a pair of hips that definitely don’t lie (pun intended).

 

A Shakira Workout

Here’s an effective circuit to burn fat & tone lean muscle

Shakira Workout
No, Shakira’s hips don’t lie — the woman is in great shape!

Despite her not giving a lot of details when asked about her workout routines, Shakira does circuit weight training, on top of all the dancing in her videos, practice and while on tour. A good circuit routine will include a variety of upper and lower body resistance exercises as well as incorporate cardiovascular benefits. Here is an awesome circuit routine. Although this isn’t an official Shakira workout, this body weight routine is one that you can do at home without any equipment and should take between 20 & 30 minutes.

1. 60 Jumping Jacks

2. 15-20 Pushups

3. Walking Lunges – 10 each leg

4. Spiderman Climb – start in an extended pushup position and bring your knees to your chest and then retrun. Do these nice and slow and in control.

5. 1 minute Wall Squats

6. 1 minute Planks

7. 5 Burpees

8. Run in place as fast as you can for 50 total steps (25 on each leg)

After doing ALL of these exercises back-to-back without resting you get 1 minute to catch your breath before you start all over again. Once you’ve “mastered” doing this for two total sets, you can add a third — have fun, it’s fun!

Shakira Looking (and sounding) Great!

 

Diet

Of course, you can’t have Shakira’s abs with just her workout.  You’ll need healthy diet with a variety of foods that includes plenty of lean proteins and an assortment of fruits and vegetables.  Also, like Shakira, you’ll need to eat plenty of small meals to keep your metabolism running all day long.  Here’s a look at what Shakira includes in her diet.

     BREAKFAST
  •        Grapefruit or orange juice
  •        Melon or pineapple (slice)
  •        Whole grain toast (slice) with low-fat cheese
  •        Coffee (decaf) or tea (with a little non-fat milk)
    MID-MORNING SNACK
  •        Fruit (an apple, two kiwis, or a peach) with a non-fat yogurt
LUNCH
  • Tomato and boiled spinach salad
  • Lean grilled beefsteak, pumpkin pudding, or spaghetti with vegetables
  • Fruit salad (1 cup)
MID-AFTERNOON SNACK
  • Non-fat yogurt, tomato juice, or whole grain toast (slice) with low-fat cheese
DINNER
  • Vegetable soup
  • Lentils with tomato and broccoli
  • Whole grain bread (two slices)
  • A peach, an apple, diet jello, or fruit salad
FORBIDDEN
  • No alcohol or caffeinated coffee
  • Junk food
  • She never ever stays up late, except for work purposes
  • No sweets
  • No smoking

|Random pictures for Shakira

   

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