This former beauty queen knows how to keep everything in check
We may or may not always agree with it, but beauty queens are hailed as some of the most beautiful women of the world. As chosen representatives of their respective countries, the reasoning is understandable. And with Maggie Wilson? No one can deny it.
It was more than a decade ago when Maggie was crowned Binibining Pilipinas World and went on to compete in the Miss World pageant. But while she wasn’t crowned on the international stage, her beauty was and still is undeniable. And if anyone needs any reminding, let us show you some proof:
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One look through her Instagram account and we are practically green with envy. Alas, we cannot blame the universe for being unfair because a look through her other social media accounts proves that she works damn hard for that body of hers. And hey, she’s willing to give us mortals some tips.
She uses standard exercise moves but slightly changes them to engage more parts of her body. And we have to say, the results have us convinced.
Clean and Press
Put your feet shoulder-width apart and keep your back flat. Bend at the knee and grab the bar with your arms fully extended and your grip slightly wider than your shoulders. Afterwards, pull the bar by extending your knees and make a brief break at your shoulders. Lift it all the way up and before getting the bar to the ground, make conscious stops at your shoulders and hips.
Lie on a bench with your head hanging off and your hands holding the plate behind your neck. Flex your waist to raise your upper torso from the bench. Make sure you raise your torso as high as possible and return to your starting position before repeating the process again.
Weighted Pullovers/Dumbbell Pullovers
With your body lying flat on a surface and a weight in your hands, tighten your core as your swing your legs upward. At the same time, bring your arms up to meet your feet halfway. Slowly stretch out again before repeating.
Grab a secure bar with your hands facing away from you at shoulder-width apart. Hang all the way down and pull yourself up until your chin is above the bar and hold that position for a second or two. After which, lower yourself all the way back down and pull yourself up yet again. Just keep in mind that you shouldn’t swing yourself and make the movements slowly.
Start in a strong plank position. When you’re steady, engage your abdominal area and drive one knee to your chest or towards your elbow on the same side. After returning your leg to the starting position, it’s time to do the same with your other leg. You can do this slowly, but others argue that it is most effective when the movement and switch are quickly done.
You need hardly any equipment with these moves but they’re incredibly affective. Again, just look at Maggie for proof! Now to set aside some time and get to work.
Art Alexandra Lara