Where in the world has 2020 gone? Well, for the vast majority of us, we only need to look at the size of our diaphragm to answer this question.
After all, this was the year of the box set, couch, and family-sized bag of chips that we didn't want to share.
Not for Halle Berry. As the world retreated inside to bake banana bread and hang around in elastic waists, for the past nine months the 54-year-old Oscar winner has skipped, boxed, hung on dangerous-looking equipment … and never missed an opportunity to show Show her 6.7 million followers on Instagram the results of her hard work – this amazing body.
While the world retreated indoors to bake banana bread and hang around in elastic waists, Halle Berry, the 54-year-old Oscar winner, has spent the past nine months hopping, boxing, and hanging on dangerous-looking equipment
WHY BERRY & # 39; S BOXING CLEVER
Halle has had boxing gloves hanging in her closet for ten years and has been working with them "regularly" for more than three years. "I love that I'm always learning a new way to challenge myself and build new muscles," she says.
That has to come in handy when dealing with the pressures of having all of these ex-husbands and partners.
Divorced twice and separated from her third husband, the mother of two must have baggage that would cause most women to hit something hard.
Halle Berry has been working with boxing gloves for more than three years
SET THE BAR HIGH
To achieve those impressive abs, Halle often works with celebrity personal trainer Peter Lee Thomas, who owns a six-pack that could get a direct hit from an InterCity.
On this occasion, in early April, he innovatively uses a couple of superfluous bar stools – the goal is not to sit on one and drink until you tip over, but to balance between the two, using your core and upper body strength as support, while Crunch your legs against your stomach in a bicycle motion. We were wrong here …
On this occasion, at the beginning of April, the prominent personal trainer Peter Lee Thomas used a few superfluous bar stools
CLEVER WITH THE Dumbbells
In mid-April, as the gyms were closed everywhere during the lockdown, everything revolved around home training.
Halle kept the world going with her # FitnessFriday bulletins, which featured tasteful, nervous shots of her using dumbbells and sharing her tips. She should train for at least an hour and a half every day.
The message? I won't be hitting the couch or developing a middle-aged spread anytime soon.
Halle kept the world going with her # FitnessFriday bulletins, which featured tasteful, nervous footage of her with a row of dumbbells
Round that contradicts gravity
Berry's workouts emphasize explosive, dynamic movements such as jumps and leaps, known as "plyometric training".
This sporty type of exercise is supposed to "recruit fast-twitch muscle fibers" – or in plain language use the speed and power of various movements to build muscle strength. In this optical illusion posted on Instagram in May, personal trainers Peter and Halle appear to be floating in the air while holding onto a window frame, while actually jumping in the air and grabbing a very long elastic loop known as the Resistance band. Like you do
This sporty type of exercise is supposed to "recruit fast-twitch muscle fibers" – or in plain language use the speed and power of various movements to build muscle strength
And the gloves are on
Halle's film Bruised, in which she played a martial artist, was released in September and was a role she was more than prepared for. Nevertheless, she really wanted to show how she got the six pack she wanted for the film.
"It was pretty full the whole time, so she hasn't had a day off in a few years, apart from maybe a bit of downtime on vacation," says coach Peter, adding that Halle has the athleticism of someone half his age she.
Halle's film Bruised, in which she played a martial artist, was released in September and was a role she was more than prepared for
A healthy mind and body
"It's okay not to be okay now," wrote Halle in early June next to a picture of her meditation.
"I've been meditating for almost 20 years now. I usually like to do it first thing in the morning – sometimes for ten minutes, sometimes for an hour, so that I can start my day from a really grounded place (and because that's my only time now." since I have children). "
Halle announced that she has been meditating for nearly 20 years to ensure a healthy mind
STRETCH, THAT'S HEAVY WORK
Halle goes out into the garden in mid-June to demonstrate some serious moves with a yoga wheel. This device is designed to help with stretches and give the spine a good massage as you roll over it (and get some great pictures for Instagram too). Halle wrote: "It helps me cope with my stress and releases the negative energy that I can take over when I feel overwhelmed."
Halle goes out into the garden in mid-June to demonstrate some serious moves with a yoga wheel
Halle not only has a heavy punch in the boxing ring, but also a graceful side. Here in July she shows a "dancer-yoga pose" with a full-body resistance loop, a movement that looks casual, but requires impressive balance and core strength.
Here she shows a yoga pose of a dancer with a full-body resistance loop in July
BOOTY AND THE BEACH
Here she is back on the beach at the end of July with her reliable trainer and resistance band. This time, it's a "loot band" that she wrapped around her thighs to make squats a little harder and "take her prey to the next level".
Halle Berry on the beach in late July with her trusted trainer and resistance band
So it's August 14th and your 54th birthday. What are you planning A zoom call with the family, with a bottle of something chilled? Or a lap around the block on a skateboard, only dressed in pants and a t-shirt? No prizes for guessing what Halle chose …
One turn around the block on a skateboard, only dressed in pants and a t-shirt
THE TONED ARMS RACE
No bingo wings here. In October, Halle unveiled her three-train workout with special wrist weights to keep her arms slim and taut.
Halle reveals her three-stroke workout with special wrist weights to keep her arms slim and taut
DO NOT TRY THIS AFTER TOO MUCH CHRISTMAS PUD
Who needs a gym vacation in December? Instead, grab a yoga studio, a giant yoga ball – and loads of strength and bottle for your torso – and you can also create this yoga handstand pose that is designed to work on abs and shoulders too.
Tip: don't fall on your nose. That doesn't look that cool or pretty. So never try after indulging in lots of festive goodies.
The yoga handstand pose is designed to exercise the abs and shoulders
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