Kourtney Kardashian only gave birth six months ago, but she’s looking fitter than ever right now. So just what has she been doing to get those incredible post-baby abs?
The 36-year-old has been whipped into shape by the Don-A-Matrix Method with personal trainer Don Brooks (which singer Fergie also swears by). And the results are impressive…
Training three to five times a week for an hour, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has been combining strength-building exercises with cardio to hone her abs and tone up all over. And she’s looking HAWT.
To find out more about the Don-A-Matrix Method, E News caught up with Brooks himself to discover what it’s all about.
How did Kourtney first hear about you?
Through Fergie! I was on tour with the Black Eyed Peas and Courtney attended a concert while in NYC, and she loved how I had Fergie’s body looking.
How would you describe the Don-A-Matrix Method?
The Don-A-Matrix Method is set up to resemble a sports game format consisting of four quarters. Each quarter has 3 sets of two different exercises, combined with rest or relief periods after each quarter. The method challenges the cardio and muscular endurance system to tone and sculpt the body while burning fat.
What are some of the exercises you do? What sort of benefits does Kourtney see from doing them?
The plank is a favorite, but we take it to another level opening and closing the legs like scissors while at the same time raising and dropping the hips! So not only are you strengthening the core but also timing the hips, thighs and waist. [We also do] the trunk twist along with a back row using the bands. The benefit of this exercise will give you flat abs and coke bottle obliques while removing those fat handles from the back and arms.
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What changes have you seen on Kourtney’s body from working with this method?
Along with weight loss, her body fat percentage and fat mass has decreased tremendously and lean muscle mass has increased.
Has Kourtney seen a big difference in body shape since she started?
Absolutely! Like most women the clothing test tells all—being able to fit in those jeans or shorts verifies the difference. So I love when she says I’m now able to fit into my favorite jeans or shorts again!
How long has she been training with you?
We started training right after her second pregnancy. So around two years now.