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Get your body bikini ready

Who doesn't want to get that perfect bikini figure. But getting the right body shape like Jennifer Aniston isn't as easy as it seems but here's how you can do it.

fashion and trends Updated: Oct 23, 2010 18:25 IST
Rochelle Pinto
Rochelle Pinto
Hindustan Times

Even models need a little help getting into the right bikini shape. And just being skinny doesn’t mean you have what it takes to look good in a swimsuit. “Being thin is not enough,” says Nitish Shadkher, spokesperson for Talwalkars, official fitness partner for the Kingfisher calendar model hunt.

As the hunt narrows down to six hopefuls, he adds that the biggest challenge was getting the girls to be confident enough with their bodies.

“To sport a bikini, you need to have a frame-perfect figure, which will give you confidence to pose in front of a camera. Most of the models needed toning despite being fit. But once they got into a certain fitness regimen, it improved their overall confidence levels,” he adds.

Agility matters
Shadhkher also mentions that they co-ordinated a workout which was a combination of circuit training, aerobics, diet and nutrition counseling. “Most of the girls couldn’t even bend to touch their toes when they first came on board. It is also a physically demanding show, and you need to be in the best possible shape to compete.”

Tips to get a bikini body

Burn the fat and feed the muscle. Don’t starve yourself but pay attention to what you’re eating so that it burns fat and converts into muscle.

Eat a macrobiotic diet of whole grains, pulses, fresh fruit and vegetables. And avoid processed food.

Get into a regular workout regimen to reduce boredom and stress.

To look good in a bikini, you need to concentrate on your chest, waist and buttocks. Stretching is also important to avoid injury during exercise. Girls should use light weights so that muscles don’t get over-developed.

For the chest area, a classic push-up still works best.

Abdominal crunches in different intensities target all parts of the stomach.

For the buttocks, squats over a Smith machine (barbells that provide support) have proven to be effective.

First Published: Oct 18, 2010 13:25 IST