THE MODEL WOR KOUT

Along with hit­ting the ge­netic jack­pot, Mi­randa Kerr, Kar­lie Kloss, and Candice Swanepoel have some­thing else in com­mon: ModelFit work­outs with trainer Justin Gel­band. By Ni­cole Catanese.

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When Justin Gel­band first de­vel­oped his ModelFit method, he didn’t have mod­els in mind at all. “I started out by train­ing women who had to lose 50, 60 pounds,” he ex­plains. “ModelFit is about be­ing the best model of your­self with the body you have.” The tech­nique in­volves ex­e­cut­ing tiny yet tough move­ments meant to carve out curves. Here, Gel­band’s top moves—all you need is a re­sis­tance band. Do three times a week along with car­dio once or twice a week to see re­sults in as lit­tle as three weeks. ARM DEFINER Hold­ing the re­sis­tance band in your hands, stand with your feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, and palms fac­ing out. Raise your arms out in front of you slightly above your shoul­ders, then point your right toe for­ward at a 45-de­gree an­gle. Keep­ing re­sis­tance in both arms, lower your right arm straight down, with min­i­mal bend in the el­bow. Then si­mul­ta­ne­ously move your right arm and right leg back into the start­ing po­si­tion. Lower into a squat, and “slowly move arms away from each other, cre­at­ing re­sis­tance in the band, as you sink down,” says Gel­band. Re­peat 12 times, then switch sides. AB SCULP­TOR Start in a plank po­si­tion with the re­sis­tance band around your an­kles. Bring your right knee to the out­side of your right arm, then back to plank; re­peat 12 times. Hold the last one in, do 12 mi­cro pulses in and out, then switch legs. The key to scoop­ing out a flat belly: Move in slow-mo. BUTT LIFTER This two-part ex­er­cise is the ul­ti­mate rear raiser, Gel­band says. With the re­sis­tance band around your an­kles, start on all fours, with your shoul­ders over your wrists, and knees hip-dis­tance apart. Lift your right leg to a 90-de­gree an­gle, with your bent knee pointed down­ward and toes pointed up. En­gage your right butt mus­cle to lift and lower your right leg just one inch; do 12 reps. Next, turn your right leg to a fire-hy­drant po­si­tion (your foot should be in line with your knee), and flex your foot. Fo­cus on us­ing your right butt mus­cle to lift and lower your right leg one inch 12 times. Re­peat each move, but do the first with a flexed foot and the sec­ond with toes pointed; switch sides. THIGH CINCHER With the re­sis­tance band around your an­kles, stand with legs hip-dis­tance apart, knees slightly bent. For each move, lift and lower your pointed toe for 12 reps. First, place your right foot in front of you at a 45-de­gree an­gle, then ex­tend it di­rectly out to the side, and fin­ish by ex­tend­ing it slightly be­hind you on a di­ag­o­nal. Switch legs. “Stay fo­cused on en­gag­ing your in­ner thigh,” he says. “You don’t want to swing your leg at all while lift­ing.”

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