Shakira, 43, Just Showed Off Her Toned Butt And Abs In A Bikini She Designed Herself

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  • Anna Kaiser
    American fitness professional
  • Shakira
    Shakira
    Colombian singer
Photo credit: Shakira / Instagram
Photo credit: Shakira / Instagram

From Women's Health

  • Shakira, 43, just showed off her toned butt and abs in a new bikini Instagram.

  • The singer designed the lavender fringed suit and had her friend make it for her.

  • Shakira does a mix of cardio and strength training five days a week with Anna Kaiser.

Shakira, 43, may secretly be the best swimwear designer on the web. On Monday, the "Hips Don't Lie" singer took to Instagram to show off a bathing suit she designed herself, along with her crazy-toned butt and abs. "This is a new bathing suit I designed and my friend Bego made for me. I always need to create my own for the summer!" she wrote of the the lavender fringed bikini. Last year, she designed a similar suit in neon pink.

When training for the Super Bowl earlier this year, Shakira sculpted her impressive core using trainer Anna Kaiser's comprehensive ab workouts. (Kaiser also trains Kelly Ripa.) Kaiser told E! News that Shakira works out five days a week, keeping her training schedule consistent. Two out of those five days, she works out twice. That said, she never keeps her workout consistent, because she doesn't want her muscles to get too comfortable.

"You need multiple types of muscular contractions and angles, as well as tempos," Kaiser told Women's Health. "If you do the same motions over and over, you’re not going to get the full benefit." In order to keep Shakira's muscles working, she changes the singer's workout almost every day. "We alternate between strength and cardio intervals," Kaiser told E! News. "Some days, we do just cardio and then strength and some days we start with strength and then do cardio, we like to mix it up." Before tours, the pair build Shakira's endurance so she can maintain a high level of energy throughout her entire show—and perform every night.

Photo credit: Shakira / Instagram Stories
Photo credit: Shakira / Instagram Stories
Photo credit: Shakira / Instagram Stories
Photo credit: Shakira / Instagram Stories

In order to make the most of her workouts, Shakira asks about the different muscle groups each exercise targets, her trainer revealed. "She's very smart, and she wants to learn about the body, and she wants to know why she’s doing what she’s doing and what her goal is, what she’s trying to accomplish," Kaiser told W magazine. "And that’s why we’ve had such a long relationship, because she knows what a stickler I am for functional smart training, but I also make it really fun."

If you want to try Shakira's ab workout at home, you'll want do bodyweight exercises that target all three muscle groups in your abs:

  • the transverse abdominis (deepest layer),

  • the rectus abdominis (middle layer),

  • and the external and internal obliques (the muscles on your sides).

Planks will get your transverse abdominis working, while you'll want to rotate your torso to work your side abs with bicycles, side swims, swizzles, and screwdrivers. You can grab Kaiser's entire ab workout here.

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