Svava Sigbertsdottir is the founder of The Viking Method: The Icelandic fitness exercise plan loved by celebrities. She currently kicks the lithe figure of Suki Waterhouse into gear and ensures Nicole Scherzinger maintains her rock hard abs with her no-nonsense intense workouts.
“I want people to look good but also enjoy exercise more and think about what they’re doing,” Svava tells us.
“Now she’s starting a brand new plan to transform your mind and body – in only six days over six weeks (available through her website TheVikingMethod.com) – and she’s given us a peak at her super-charged, high-voltage Viking plan. Watch our video below and get ready to start training, Viking-style!
HOW TO WORK OUT LIKE A VIKING
Do two sets of each exercise, resting for 30 seconds between each set.
How To Get Toned Legs
Cross Lunges x 10 for each leg
Stand with your legs apart and slightly bent and lower yourself into a backwards curtsey, putting one leg diagonally behind the other and bending until your hips are at your knee height. Move back into start position and use your alternative leg. “You should feel the burn in the front leg, not the knee,” says Svava.
How To Get A Flat Stomach
The Walking Crawl x 4
“Start in a plank position. Jump legs in then walk forward back into your original plank. Then do the same thing in reverse.”
How To Get A Pert Bum
Cross Squat Jumps x 8
“Place a marker on the floor, then, in squat position jump forwards, backwards, to the side and the other side, then back to your starting position,” says Svava. “Check your form in a mirror to improve your squat.”
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How To Tone Up All Over
Walking Plank Shifter x 6
“Start in plank position, resting on your elbows. Then push one arm up at a time until you are on your hands, still in plank position. Walk your hands back to your feet, stand up, bend down and walk your hands back into your original starting position. It’s much harder than it sounds!”
How To Get Toned Arms
Weight Throw Squat Jump x 12
“Holding one dumbbell, lower into squat position,” says Svava. “Then jump up, pushing the arms and legs out with the weight out above your head, before lowering it between your legs on the way back down.”
How To Strengthen Your Core
Arm And Leg Jump x 8
“Begin in a plank position, before jumping into a starfish shape with arms and legs,” explains Svava. “Bend legs slightly and jump in, but make sure you keep your core engaged.”
By Giselle Wainwright