Many people are guilty of wishing they could get a sculpted body from eating junk food and watching TV all day. But that is just not going to happen. Even though getting in shape sounds like a long, time-wasting process, the effort put towards being in shape has many positive effects.
If you really want to start your journey to having a better body to feel great, there are actually so many workout regimes that you can do before you can finally achieve the perfect body shape that you want for yourselves. If you are a Korean pop love, these 5 workout routines from K-Pop stars would definitely be perfect for you.
1) Blackpink’s Rosé
All four members of the all-female K-pop group Blackpink are quite the powerhouse when it comes to dancing. To keep her energy up, especially during stage performances and busy workdays, Rosé works out her body through pilates.
Known to strengthen the core and improve posture and flexibility, this exercise helps boost the body’s endurance when doing demanding physical activities. Some of the moves and poses included in Rose’s routine are modified varieties of side extensions using an exercise ball, high shoulder bridges, and leg extensions among others.
2) GOT7’s Jackson Wang
GOT7 member Jackson Wang is one of the many male K-Pop Idols admired for his impressive physique. The 26-year-old Hong Kong national not only has lean arms and legs, but he also has a well-sculpted chest and torso that is a result of various gym exercises.
He does a lot of weight training to tone his muscles, as well as treadmill runs for cardio. He works out as regularly as he can and compliments his activities with a healthy diet.
3) TWICE’s Momo
Appearing in a 2019 episode of SBS MTV’s The Show, Momo from girl group Twice demonstrated a simple yet effective exercise to get rock-hard abs. It’s called the ‘hip dip plank’ or ‘twist plank’, which is a moving variation of the low plank.
To do this move, start by positioning yourself into a low plank—rest your elbows and forearms on the floor before extending the rest of your body, making it parallel to the floor. From this position, gently dip your hips and upper body to one side, switching carefully to the other and so forth.
Momo recommends doing 50 repetitions of this exercise three times a day. For best results, combine this exercise with other toning techniques like crunches or bicycle kicks.
4) EXO’s Kai
Always serving hefty amounts of sexy whenever he goes on stage, EXO’s Kai is basically a living Greek god statue with his perfectly sculpted body and washboard abs. The secrets to his amazing physique are strictly adhering to a high-protein, low-salt, and low-calorie diet, regular dance practices, and extensive gym training.
In a 2019 Instagram live broadcast on his personal account @zkdlin, Kai documented some of the things he does whenever he’s at the gym. It includes bench sit-ups, bar pull-ups, and weights.
5) Mamamoo’s Solar
Gaining popularity as a form of exercise in the late ‘90s, pole dancing has caught the eye of several K-Pop Idols as their workout of choice. As an art form that combines the disciplines of dance and aerobics, it’s a great full-body workout that helps develop your overall strength, stamina, and flexibility.
Solar, a member of the all-female K-pop group Mamamoo, practices pole dancing regularly and has even done several stage performances using this art form. She started learning it in 2018 for their “Egotistic” music video and has since pursued it as part of her solo endeavors.