Rihanna isn’t afraid to show off her body, but her latest spread for men’s monthy GQ has people talking.
The Good Girl Gone Bad diva, is no stranger to body-baring editorials, but the nearly NSFW GQ spread has fans and haters alike giving Rih Rih props for her expertly toned physique.
While Rihanna looks flawless, she puts in work to look as good as she does. After she noticed her thighs were a little too thick for her liking, Rih Rih called in celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak to help her tone up and give her body even more dangerous curves.
Because she’s short on time, Pasternak designed a workout plan Rihanna can do from virtually anywhere in the world. Aside from putting the singer on a nutritious eating plan that consists of three meals and two snack per day, Pasternak also got Rih Rih on a bike, namely the RealRyder stationary bike that works the core, while whipping legs into tip top shape.
“The bike is lightweight, easy to transport and easy to work on in a hotel room,” Harley told UK’s Mirror. “My 5 Factor regime involves five exercise cycles of five minutes. It means Rihanna can spend just 25 minutes a day working out.”
Rihanna starts with normal cardio warm-ups, stretching and jumping.
2. LUNGES AND LEG LIFTS
After five minutes she switches to forward skater lunges to tone up the front of her thighs. The stiff-leg deadlift comes next – she lifts barbells while stretching out her legs to work the back of her thighs.
Superman exercises are next. Rihanna lies flat on her stomach, then lifts her arms and legs slowly into the air, holding them still for up to 30 seconds at a time. This is great for the lower back and bum.
Next, if she is in the gym, she uses cable abduction – weights on pulleys – to work on her inner thighs.
5. SHUT UP AND RIDE
Finally, Rihanna completes her 25-minute leg toning sessions by using her secret weapon – the RealRyder bike, a cycle with moving handlebars so she can work her core muscles at the same time.
The results are evident, Rihanna’s tone body looks both strong and feminine and ready to take on any challenge thrown its way.
What do you think of Rihanna’s GQ spread?