by Thailan Pham
Getty Images If you're a Scandal fan, you haven't been alone in marveling over Kerry Washington's fit physique (and fantastic wardrobe) throughout the past two seasons. She always seems to look fab from head to toe, not to mention the tight tummy she shows off in those steamy love scenes, right?!?!
The actress plays the always-on-top-of-it "fixer" Olivia Pope on Scandal, which will re-air its first two seasons, marathon style, on BET. But while prepping for her role as Pope, Washington worked with trainer Tadeo who devised a routine from his soccer-based Brazilian workout, Cuerpaso.
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"She has a great waistline and a nice, firm stomach," says Tadeo, who worked with the star to blast belly fat and carve a six-pack with moves like Abs with a Twist. A bonus? The move gets more fun (slash challenging, depending on who you ask) if you can do it at the beach or on grass. "It's like an earthquake, slamming the ball down on the sand!" he says.
Hey, if he's telling us we can role play like we're the queen of D.C., kick up some sand and tone our core, we'll totally take it.
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THE MOVE: Abs With a Twist
Works: arms, obliques, abs
photo: Preston NgoSit on the ground with your legs slightly bent and heels on the ground and toes up. Hold a soccer ball between both hands. Turning from side to side, slam the ball down into the ground on either side of your body. Do as many as you can while holding your form for 15-20 seconds, then rest for 15-20 seconds. This is one set. Repeat for three sets.
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by Thailan Pham