The original “It” girl, Gwen Stefani is just too cool for words. Her video for “Cool” might just be one of my all-time faves, and not because the girl looks good in everything.

 

 

 

Originally known for her sexy husky voice and stellar dance moves with her band, she’s now recognized around the world as a fashion icon. She even designs her own super popular brand, L.A.M.B. She’s been married to her smokin’ husband Gavin Rossdale for 9 years, and they have two equally cool named sons, Kingston who was born in 2006 and Zuma, whose name made headlines in 2008. She just has the undeniable “cool” factor (maybe that’s why the video is so amazing?) and she gives off that distinct impression that she could kick your ass and look gorgeous doing so.

In April, she opened up to Elle UK about her strict workout regimen (her honesty is just so refreshing I can’t stand it) She doesn’t claim to eat cupcakes and fried chicken all day, never work out and just shimmy into those skinny jeans with no work at all. She admits, “I work out five days a week. I can’t imagine not doing it” and once told Harper’s Bazaar that she’s “always on a diet”. So just what workout is she doing to maintain that slammin’ body- at 41 years old?! That’s right- she rocked that black bikini and IN-sane abs in August of 2011.

Well, Gwen’s always been a tough girl, just like one of the guys. So it’s not surprising that she thrive son cardio and weight lifting. She runs constantly, but not in the gym. Of course her baby weight just melted right off, to reveal an even hotter Gwen. Her trainer Gunnar Peterson has shared a few of the moves that help sculpt Gwen’s rock-hard body.

 

He recommends a squat with a 5-10 pound twist: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, holding a 5- to 10-pound dumbbell in each hand, elbows bent 90 degrees, with palms facing forward. Keeping chest up, squat down.

As you lift back up through glutes, twist body to the left, allowing feet to pivot so that right heel lifts off the floor. At the same time, press dumbbells overhead.

Return to start. Switch sides and repeat.

Do 16 reps, alternating sides. Do 3 sets.

 

 

Wow, so a couple of those, and not only will you feel the burn, but you’re on your way to looking as hella good as Ms. Stefani.

Media Credits:

first photo courtesy of contactmusic.com

second photo courtesy of styleamor.com

third photo courtesy of topfatlosstrainer.com

fourth photo courtesy of justjared.buzznet.com

fifth photo courtesy of babble.com

sixth photo courtesy of picgifs.com

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