Not only is?Taraji P. Henson?a powerhouse on screen as Cookie Lyon around the hit Fox series Empire, however the actress has also proven to be one in the gym too. Don’t think us? Just read this?video her trainer, Mike T. of Force Fitness Inc.,?shared on Instagram a few days ago. While we’re tired just watching Taraji get her sweat on, the 46-year-old mom appears to just breeze through this strength circuit.
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Looking to boost your upper-body strength too? Try working the right path through the exact moves that keep Taraji looking super toned.
Lie faceup on a bench, with legs up, knees bent at approximately 90 degrees and ankles crossed. Hold a dumbbell in every hand on either side of chest; palms face forward. Lift both weights, pushing them straight up until arms are fully extended. Pause for a second, and then lower back to start. Continue repeating.
Stand with feet staggered, one foot while watching other, and knees slightly bent. Hold a dumbbell in every submit front of body; palms face out. Lean?forward slightly, bend elbows, and curl?dumbbells toward shoulders. Slowly lower weights back down to start, after which repeat. Alternate stance?with every set.
Adjust seat height on machine to ensure that handles are at chest height. Sit tall with feet planted on floor and middle and lower back touching the rear of the seat. Maintaining a small bend in elbows, squeeze the handles, bringing them in toward one another until hands meet. Pause, and then slowly open arms back out to begin. Continue repeating.?
Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and knees bent right into a half-squat. Grasp kettlebell with one hand so it hangs between (and slightly behind) calves. Come up out of squat, letting kettlebell swing until arm is extended straight up overheads, and then bend at hips and knees to squat back down as?the kettlebell swings back between legs. Repeat with opposite arm.